Mainstream Macabre

Consumers express an interest a fascination with death
Implications - Skeletal designs, undead advertising and eerie consumer goods have collectively given rise to the popularization and acceptance of dark imagery and fear fiction. Television series such as the Walking Dead have shown on a light on this once niche cultural interest. Consumers are seeking to experience products, messages and services that are more exhilarating and "human."
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 26,760 Total Clicks Nov 12 - Mar 13
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Apocalyptic Urban Dioramas (UPDATE) - The City by Lori Nix Has Added Dilapidated Scenes
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 6,188 Clicks Pub: Nov 30, 12
Apocalyptic Urban Dioramas (UPDATE)
The City by Lori Nix Has Added Dilapidated Scenes
The City by Lori Nix, first made headlines two years ago. A year zombie-infested, end of the world plots became hugely popular thanks to ‘Zombieland’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’... [More]
Juxtaposed Eaten Alive Illustrations - Daniel K Sparkes Juxtaposes Reality with Ruthless Imagination
SCORE: 5
Warm 2,408 Clicks Pub: Feb 24, 13
Juxtaposed Eaten Alive Illustrations
Daniel K Sparkes Juxtaposes Reality with Ruthless Imagination
Daniel K Sparkes’s mixed media illustrations combine portrait, scenery and pet photos with brute detailing. The artist cuts the subject’s figures ruthlessly by the limbs and places... [More]
Zombiefied Lawn Ornaments - The Todd Grumble GnomeZ are Horrifyingly Detailed
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 8,417 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 13
Zombiefied Lawn Ornaments
The Todd Grumble GnomeZ are Horrifyingly Detailed
Todd Grumble is the artist behind GnomeZ, a new line of zombiefied garden gnomes. Each gnome is 10 inches tall and is made entirely by hand in Berlin and sell for $94 apiece. While zombie garden... [More]
Comic-Themed Ceremonies - The Calvin and Hobbes Wedding is Whimsical and Nostalgic
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 3,646 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 13
Comic-Themed Ceremonies
The Calvin and Hobbes Wedding is Whimsical and Nostalgic
Weddings have traditionally revolved around standard themes such as fairy tale, black tie and even medieval, but since more obscure themes are becoming relevant thanks to the Internet, examples like... [More]
Zombie-Fighting Sweatshirts - The  Walking Dead Daryl Costume Hoodie Will Intimidate Enemies
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 5,134 Clicks Pub: Dec 20, 12
Zombie-Fighting Sweatshirts
The Walking Dead Daryl Costume Hoodie Will Intimidate Enemies
If you find that sometimes you just want to dress up as your favorite bad-ass zombie fighter and walk down the street in blood-soaked attire, you should definitely get the Walking Dead Daryl Costume... [More]
Undead Rabbit Suckers - The Zombie Bunny Lollipops are a Gruesomely Fun Easter Candy
SCORE: 5
Mild 967 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 13
Undead Rabbit Suckers
The Zombie Bunny Lollipops are a Gruesomely Fun Easter Candy
What do you get when you mix Easter candy with a Halloween theme? You get these gruesome Zombie Bunny Lollipops from ThinkGeek. Made to look like dead and rotting bunny rabbits, these candies are... [More]
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