Tag Archives: Inspiration

Der Golem

Watched Der Golem (1920) the other day to get myself in the mood for spooky season. The Golem himself seems largely played for laughs by my modern eyes but the film is a work of genius. The stylised sets, antiquated costumes and visual sorcery are spellbinding.

I must admit I was unfamiliar with Judenhut. They’re very pointy and topical for today!

Living statues

“…the practice of self-mummification, a gruesome process where monks from certain traditions prepare themselves to not decay after death through a combination of diet and consumption of poisonous herbs and embalming fluid.”

Possible origin story of living statues?