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20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums
Abandoned mental asylums litter forgotten landscapes across the world. But these spooky buildings don’t compare to the fright you’ll experience inside the notorious Briarcliff Manor, the setting of American Horror Story: Asylum. Whet your macabre appetite with these haunting photos, and commit yourself to American Horror Story: Asylum. Wednesdays at 10p only on FX.
[My personal note – In Japan, ruins are known as haikyo (廃虚?) (literally “abandoned place”). There is a growing interest in Haikyo exploration and photography if you are also interested in the eerie coolness of things falling apart. I have posted other posts on this, including abandoned Soviet Union cold war facilities and abandoned amusement parks.]
1. Cane Hill Asylum (England)
2. Henryton State Hospital (Maryland)
3. Whittingham Asylum (England)
4. Stone House Hospital (England)
5. Norwich State Hospital (Connecticut)
6. South Carolina State Hospital (South Carolina)
7. Hart Island Women’s Asylum (New York)
8. Pennhurst State Hospital (Pennsylvania)
9. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (West Virginia)
10. Kings Park Psychiatric Center (New York)
11. Pilgram State Hospital (New York)
12. Severalls Hospital (England)
13. Hellingly Mental Asylum (England)
14. Northampton State Lunatic Asylum
15. Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (New Jersey)
16. Linda Vista Community Hospital (California)
17. Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Kentucky)
18. Lier Mental Hospital (Norway)
19. Traverse City State Hospital (Michigan)
20. West Park Hospital (England)
Kiera Von Seirbigh (Ketaklysm) is a very cool person who created the character “Blademouth.” She was kind enough to give me permission to use it on the cover of Twisted Nightmares. (Available on Kindle) She is a young make-up artist at NitroxSFX and can be found on Facebook and Deviant Art. If you appreciate her work, give her a shout out. If you need a make-up artist, you can see she is extremely talented and doing techniques that are pretty unique. Please keep her in mind for projects.
Here is a collage of her characters and some of her. If I find out any of you act like jerks, I will hunt you down, find you, and do a Liam Neeson.
Twisted Nightmares now on Kindle for just 99 Cents! I definitely recommend you pick up a copy of this anthology of horror short stories and poems. It is a steal at 99 cents and includes works from yours truly – Michael Bradley. Edited by Andrew Terech.
For all of you writers or aspiring writers, each year I help publish an anthology on one subject. Last year, we published Twisted History, and all the stories were alternative history. It was “twisted” because we had comedy writers, fiction, non-fiction and other genre writers all writing alternative history. This year, the topic is horror, and the working title is Twisted Nightmares. We accept any form of writing, poems, flash fiction, or short stories up to 5,000 words. Your submissions are judged anonymously by a panel of writers and editors. Selected submissions will then be professionally edited and returned to you for changes. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Expected publication date is March 1, 2013. Here is a flyer which has more detail, and also has our cover, supplied to us by the original photographer for use. (more on them later :-))
Submissions Needed, 5,000 words or less, only horror themes. WORD format preferred, only electronic submissions accepted.
Publishing by Michael Bradley, President, Eiverness Consulting Group, Ltd., An Arizona Corporation in Good Standing
Submissions required by January 31, 2013. Expected publication prior to May 2013 and published in Kindle format.
Please send inquiries and submissions to:
For the subject put: Anthology Submission
This publication is designed to be an additional opportunity to highlight the talents of aspiring writers. Those chosen for publication will receive two free copies of the printed version and will be able to buy printed copies at cost for their own use or sale. All other profits and expenses, including electronic sales will be retained by the publisher.
Original Makeup and Character by: Kiera Von D – Blademouth (see more of Kiera’s work here:www.facebook.com/nytroxsfx)
Shared by: Jona Than
To see how pretty Blademouth is in real life and learn more: