Transfixed in disgusted fascination, you can’t help but watch as the grotesque figure dances. It twists and turns, bows and leaps in a skin-crawling parody of life. The eyes stare, a piercing gaze filled with eerie intent. Boring deep into your mind it sets its strings to your psyche.
Dance, puppet. Dance.
This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy. To have a look at the other entries go here. Yet again, I’m a little late. One week I might actually manage to get an entry up before the new theme is out!
This picture was taken in Whitby a few years ago. From the very moment we saw it this was referred to as ‘the freaky puppet’. I’ve never really liked marionettes – I generally find them all to be quite creepy – but this one was worse than most!
I spent quite a while playing around with the picture, editing it to emphasize its creepiness. I thought I’d share a few of the other edits as well. I’d love to know which version people actually like best. Here’s the original:
I quite like that you can see the makeup on the puppet’s face on this one…
And here are some other edits. To see them in a larger size, click on the gallery: