8 OF THE SCARIEST TEES & SCARIEST STORIES YOU’LL EVER EXPERIENCE
It’s October. And it’s almost Halloween. And this means only one thing: we are rapidly approaching SCARY TIME. Whether you like it or not, shiz is about to get real… freaky real. Spooky real. Creepster magee real. And since a whole bunch of our horror tees are on sale for only $12, we thought, let’s get to the heart of the matter here. Let’s reach out to our awesomely awesome artists behind some of these tees and have them get real with US. So now what do we have for your viewing and reading pleasure? A line-up of spooktacular tees, complete with a revelation from each artist: the scariest thing they’ve ever experienced. So go curl up in a warm, cozy place, ‘cuz every terrifying story you’re about to read below… is 100% REAL.
“A bunch of seagulls tried to strike me down like a common egg thief. It was basically Hitchcock’s ’The Birds’.”
“Years back my roommates were obsessed with the video game Silent Hill 2. Some nights after playing, they were so terrified and too scared to go to their own rooms alone, so they would camp out in the living room together.
Meanwhile, one of our friends stopped by and told us about an abandoned Catholic school. That night, we snuck in through a window, only to discover it looked just like the level in Silent Hill 2 with the twisted elementary school. Everything inside the classrooms and halls were rotted and eroded. Water leaking from the roof caused a frequent tapping that sounded just like distant foot steps. We braved it out though, and walked the entire two floors of the building. At the end we found a church with all its pews and altar. Above it was painted the word ‘DEATH’.
That’s when we all collectively pooped our pants.”
Kyle Cobban: "First day of school as an art teacher. 30 students, all 6 years old. Everyone crying. Please help."
Nestor Gomez: “Watching my son having an asthma attack for the first time and not been able to help him, not only because his condition hadn’t been diagnosed yet, but because I was far from a hospital and broke. The second scariest was when I was a kid in Guatemala and got stuck in the middle of a blackout with no candles or flashlights, when I was absolutely terrified of the dark.”
"Waking up on Saturday morning only to discover it’s actually Monday. And there’s a world coffee shortage."
Morgan Satria: "When I’m working on a project with little time remaining, and the computer suddenly breaks down, loses my work file, and I have to start again from zero. It’s like running towards the exit pursued by Jason the killer.”
hafaell: "It’s not easy to scare me, but once, when I was in college in an empty classroom, my friend was hiding behind a desk and in absolute silence said ‘Goat’ (which is ‘cabrito’, in Portuguese). He said it in such a calm manner and in a voice I didn’t recognize that it scared me absurdly. It sounds silly, I know, but I jumped from the chair!"
Blair Sayer: “I found a Redback spider on my mail recently, then flicked it in the air, and had to check my hair for the next three hours making sure it hadn’t landed in it.”
"I was at a party at my friend’s house in college, and late that night, around 3am, left a conversation with my friends to go to the bathroom. Along the way, I passed an old wooden rocking chair which I didn’t mind, but did suddenly feel a chill, which I ignored it and continued to the bathroom. On my way back, I heard a screeching sound and looked for it. That’s when I found the old rocking chair moving on it’s own, which made no sense because no one was sitting on it, and there was no way air could do that. So I panicked and ran out of the house, back to my friends. I didn’t say anything, but months later, my friend mentioned he saw a mysterious person in the house that same night of the party. I immediately got goosebumps, which only got worse when he said he told his dad about the mysterious person, and his dad knew exactly who he was talking about. Years ago, when the house was being built, a middle-aged guy accidentally fell, became impaled, and died on the spot. The thought of that guy still gives me chills every time I visit that house. And that is the scariest experience I have ever had in my life!”
“On a trip once, I stayed in a hotel overnight and woke up because of a strange noise. When I got up to see what it was, I came across a figure… but it was just a scare, since this figure was nothing but my own reflection in the mirror.”
WARM & FUZZY… HORROR TEES?
Kittens, puppies, bunnies, and flesh-eating, chainsaw-wielding, night-stalking monsters. One of these things is not like the other. However, at times, life’s warm & fuzzies seem to collide with the spooktacular, and this collection of tees proves it. While each of these designs certainly express a level of creepy, they also contain an inevitable air of adorableness. Maybe it’s because our awesome artists out there are a little nuts, or maybe it’s just because they’re so kind and considerate that they don’t want to scare everyone too much, but regardless, we’re really diggin’ this collection of warm & fuzzy horror tees. Plus, they’re all only $12 until Friday! So buy ‘em up and freak your friends out while also filling their lives with just the right amount of snuggles.
The one time Frankenstein seems to be an ok dude is when he’s hanging around ice-cream cones, rainbows, neon stars, and everything Lisa Frank.
I don’t know, I might welcome an alpacalypse. These guys are pretty cute. Just sayin’.
Don’t you kinda feel like this big Octurg fella is just waiting to be understood? Sure, he squishes people and terrorizes skyscrapers because he’s ginormous, but I bet he really just wants to sit at the park and talk about feelings.
A whole bunch of ghosts just waiting to brighten your day? C’mon, you know you want to be friends with them.
This owl’s looking creepy. And his head is melting. But he’s quite literally warm and fuzzy, so let’s hold out hope for the best.
Most likely, these T. rex’s will eat you alive. But the fact that they’re friends with fuzzy kitties makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, they’ve got a soft side in there.
He’s only fuzzy when in bat form, but it looks like this cute lil’ bloodsucker got a bit too warm during his day at the beach!
October’s just around the corner, and things are getting scarrrryyyyyyyyy. With next week’s release of horror-themed tees, we just had to get to the heart of our the artist’s darkest fears by asking them to reveal the scariest thing they’ve ever experienced. From lighthearted answers (the Apple computer spinning beach ball of death!) to some truly freaky moments (a plane that nearly fell from the sky!), the talent behind next week’s new designs tell all. Read on, and don’t forget to tune in on Monday to shop their super scary tees!
Q: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?
“A bunch of seagulls tried to strike me down like a common egg thief. It was basically Hitchcock’s ’The Birds’.” Buy this tee now!
"As a kid, I was terrified of that ‘sucking’ sound water makes when it’s let out of the bathtub. So, naturally, my brother would lock me in the bathroom with the lights off while it drained." Buy this tee now!
“You will experience a great terror when the spinning beach ball of death is dancing gracefully at midnight on the top of your unsaved artwork, then suddenly the power goes out and you hear a hysterical scream from next door. Once the lights are back on, a mini heart attack strikes because you realize that you don’t have any neighbor at all! 0_o” Buy this tee now!
“It’s probably quite a common scary experience. I was on a flight home a few years back and we hit some really bad turbulence. Everything was shaking, bums were frequently lifting off seats, and loud noises rung around the plane. The guy sat next to me was muttering and praying against the headrest in front, people were screaming, and the stewardesses looked quite startled. I remember trying to keep calm and take my mind off of it. So, I continued to play Zelda on my DS. Good ol’ Link helped me through it. Can’t tell you how glad I was to get off that plane!” Buy this tee now!
“I’d have to say the time my girlfriend suggested we watch Paranormal Activity 3, despite knowing my horror Achilles’ heel is ghosts. She fell asleep literally ten minutes in and left me completely defenseless to becoming possessed.” Buy this tee now!
“The scariest thing I’ve ever experienced is watching a horror movie at home alone.” Buy this tee now!