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Shockertainment

Curiosity for gruesomeness garners unavoidable attention

Implications - Society has a closeted lust and curiosity for macabre, gruesome and bizarre innovations, making shock tactics valuable marketing and advertising tools. While the public may not particularly enjoy a gory stimulus, there is high probability they will give it their attention due to sheer inquisitiveness.
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9 Featured, 76 Examples:
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Date Range:
May 09 — Oct 09
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Featured Examples

Skinless Kama Sutra
Skinless Kama Sutra
Anatomist Gunther Von Hagen Sets Out To Shock
This time it appears controversial artist Gunther von Hagens is really set out to shock, and broached an area he had previously left untouched with his new work that features corpses having sex in varying… MORE
Macabre Memorabilia
Macabre Memorabilia
Michael Jackson's Hair to be Turned Into a LifeGem Diamond
Michael Jackson mania has continued unabated, and as the weeks continue to pass since the pop legend’s death, we’ve seen some pretty odd memorabilia crop up—like this LifeGem diamond made from a lock of… MORE
Bizarre Drugtography
Bizarre Drugtography
Fillon Quentin's Subjects Show You How Illicit Substances Work
If you've ever thought about trying an illicit substance, Fillon Quentin's photo set above will straighten you right out. This drug-addled art is the result of an experiment the photographer conducted… MORE
Boldly Bizarre Cars
Boldly Bizarre Cars
From Discos on Wheels to Fat Porsches and Smart Car Limousines
This collection of bizarre cars comes from eccentric auto owners around the world, proving that the desire for outrageous personalities to express themselves is a human, not cultural, phenomenon. Featured… MORE
Shockvertising Lawsuits
Shockvertising Lawsuits
American Apparel's $5 Million Payout to Woody Allen
Picking up where Diesel and Calvin Klein left off in the 90s, American Apparel loves creating controversy with their advertising. Unfortunately this time they may have taken it too far. One of the ads… MORE
Decapitated Barbie Shoots
Decapitated Barbie Shoots
Anna Wand's 'The Joys of Fairy Killing' is More Than Macabre
Anna Wand’s ‘The Joys of Fairy Killing’ shoot is more than macabre—it’s downright twisted. These scenes involve Barbie dolls, one of which has been decapitated. In one image, another Barbie brandishes… MORE
Bleeding Billboards
Bleeding Billboards
Shocking Approach to Promote Road Safety in New Zealand
A bleeding billboard in New Zealand gets right to the point of road safety, although it may be somewhat of a driving distraction itself. The goal of the Papakura District Council's campaign is to slow… MORE
Macabre Mixed Media
Macabre Mixed Media
Kris Kuksi Unveils New Works for 'Beast Anthology' at Joshua Liner Gallery
This isn't the first time we've written about the macabre work of Kris Kuksi, and 'Beast Anthology' is the name of his next solo show at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. The gallery above features… MORE
Macabre Desk Accessories
Macabre Desk Accessories
The Bloody Hand and Foot Wrist Rests for Gory Geeks
The Bloody Hand and Foot Wrist Rests are gory accessories for your desk. Sold in a set, these chopped off limbs are perfect for the serial-killer wannabe. Soft and cushiony, these severed body parts act… MORE

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