dance-0f-the-damned:

The Mauerova Family:
The Mauerova’s are a family of cult members and cannibals from the Czech Republic. Klara (the “loving” mother) and Katerina (the “doting” auntie) and other family members belonged to a bizarre cult, the Grail Movement. 
This was not good news for Ondrej and Jakub (Klara’s children). These two boys were designated to become slaves to the cult and their wills had to be broken. 
Over an 8 month period, relatives and fellow cult members participated in despicable acts against two brothers. The actual details of what a mother allowed to be done to her young children are extremely disturbing. Cigarettes were stubbed out on the boys’ flesh. Belts were used to whip them. The boys were almost drowned. They were sexually abused. They were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables for long periods. They were forced to stand in their own urine for days on end. The boys were also forced to cut themselves with knives. Forced to by their own relatives! 
Ondrej, was subjected to even worse torture. He was chained and locked up in the cellar for six months, gagged to stop his screaming. And Ondrej had good reason to scream. Klara and Katerina actually skinned one of his arms. The raw flesh was forced down Ondrej’s throat and some of the family members feasted on it too.
By a remarkable chain of events, the truth about the Mauerova family was discovered on May 10, 2007 when horrific images on a baby monitor (which they had installed in their house to view the crimes) were picked up by a neighbour who had the exact same monitor. Instead of seeing their own child softly sleeping away, they saw an image of a naked, bound and gagged young boy. The horrified owner of the new baby monitor immediately called the police, having recognized the boy as being his neighbour’s son Ondrej.
A total of six people were eventually convicted.
Source: Here.

This horrible history inspired “Esther” the protagonist of “Orphan" (2009); that just like Barbora Skrlová (the woman that made Klara and Katrina join the Grail Movement) used to pretend to be a little girl, in Barbora’s case a 12 years old girl, to avoid punishment, runaway, and to manipulate people. 

dance-0f-the-damned:

The Mauerova Family:

The Mauerova’s are a family of cult members and cannibals from the Czech Republic. Klara (the “loving” mother) and Katerina (the “doting” auntie) and other family members belonged to a bizarre cult, the Grail Movement. 

This was not good news for Ondrej and Jakub (Klara’s children). These two boys were designated to become slaves to the cult and their wills had to be broken. 

Over an 8 month period, relatives and fellow cult members participated in despicable acts against two brothers. The actual details of what a mother allowed to be done to her young children are extremely disturbing. Cigarettes were stubbed out on the boys’ flesh. Belts were used to whip them. The boys were almost drowned. They were sexually abused. They were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables for long periods. They were forced to stand in their own urine for days on end. The boys were also forced to cut themselves with knives. Forced to by their own relatives! 

Ondrej, was subjected to even worse torture. He was chained and locked up in the cellar for six months, gagged to stop his screaming. And Ondrej had good reason to scream. Klara and Katerina actually skinned one of his arms. The raw flesh was forced down Ondrej’s throat and some of the family members feasted on it too.

By a remarkable chain of events, the truth about the Mauerova family was discovered on May 10, 2007 when horrific images on a baby monitor (which they had installed in their house to view the crimes) were picked up by a neighbour who had the exact same monitor. Instead of seeing their own child softly sleeping away, they saw an image of a naked, bound and gagged young boy. The horrified owner of the new baby monitor immediately called the police, having recognized the boy as being his neighbour’s son Ondrej.

A total of six people were eventually convicted.

Source: Here.

This horrible history inspired “Esther” the protagonist of “Orphan" (2009); that just like Barbora Skrlová (the woman that made Klara and Katrina join the Grail Movement) used to pretend to be a little girl, in Barbora’s case a 12 years old girl, to avoid punishment, runaway, and to manipulate people. 

malformalady:

Back in 1991, Marc Quinn started one of the most bizarre art projects in history – making detailed self-portraits from his own frozen blood. He has been making a new one every five year or so, since then. Marc Quinn created his “Self ” series as a means of recording the changes of his face throughout the years. For each of his four frozen portraits, Quinn used between four and five liters of his own blood, extracted over a period of five months. After creating a detailed mold of his face, he froze the blood to create his creepy portraits. They are maintained in refrigeration units at a constant temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, to prevent them from melting. The latest “Self” sculpture is hosted alongside other famous portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, in England, while others have been bought by foreign galleries or private collectors.
Above: Self 1991, Self 1996, Self 2001, Self 2006

malformalady:

Back in 1991, Marc Quinn started one of the most bizarre art projects in history – making detailed self-portraits from his own frozen blood. He has been making a new one every five year or so, since then. Marc Quinn created his “Self ” series as a means of recording the changes of his face throughout the years. For each of his four frozen portraits, Quinn used between four and five liters of his own blood, extracted over a period of five months. After creating a detailed mold of his face, he froze the blood to create his creepy portraits. They are maintained in refrigeration units at a constant temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, to prevent them from melting. The latest “Self” sculpture is hosted alongside other famous portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery, in England, while others have been bought by foreign galleries or private collectors.

Above: Self 1991, Self 1996, Self 2001, Self 2006

coma-morning:

OMG!
I LOVE watching interviews/clips and having my two fav bands mesh like that, makes me so happy! x