The Domestic And The Uncanny
Showing my own use of the uncanny in some of my previous images below .
One such is the ” Uncanny ” . There is no doubt that this belongs to the realm of the frightening , of what evokes fear and dread .
Belonging to the house , not strange , familiar , tame dear and intimate .
Locus Suspectus . In unheimlicher nachtzeit .
Everything that was to remain secret and hidden away but comes into the open .
Creepy and strange . Feelings of repulsion and stress .
Familiar yet unfamiliar .
It is clear that something should become frightening precisely because it is unknown yet familiar . Something must be added to the novel and familiar if it is to become uncanny .
Things that look odd e.g. as in Alice in wonderland when in the small room .
A revealer of secrets or a man to which secrets are revealed .
Creepy Inanimate dolls which seem to possess a life of their own .
The white rabbit ,
as in donnie darko or alice in wonderland which all give uncanny feelings .
The ringmaster of circus Mondeo .
The Sandman .