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An Ex-Mortician Customizes Custom Creepy Dolls

 - Jul 28, 2009   Updated: Jun 23 2011
References: susanscustomcreepydolls & bizarremag
Susan's Custom Creepy Dolls is one website that will give you chills (if not nightmares). The ex-mortician and taxidermist has retired from her old job titles to create creepy macabre sculptures and selling them as one-of-a-kind collectible items.

Her work includes personalized gifts that include everything from science fiction characters to holiday figurines. Take a look at the gallery above to see my personal favorite, a Burt Reynolds crab.

Implications - This freaky figurine hones in on the consumer fascination with unfamiliar and disturbing images that are rarely seen in everyday life. With contemporary society being saturated with various products, companies must use this element of shock in order to gain attention from buyers. Businesses should incorporate these surprising and at times disturbing tactics to help market a product.