Creepy statues, a possessed Mustang, and eerie murals that depict Nazi-like world dominance: Welcome to the Denver International Airport (DIA).
When people travel they want a pleasant experience. Anxiety is high, fear can be a big problem and being trapped in a confined space with thousands of strangers is downright stressful. Hopefully, your airport is pleasant enough to distract you from all the tension. Not Denver International.
There have been many stories over the years about this creepy place and if you never heard them, well, we’re here to educate you.
Let’s start with the hell horse statue that guards the airport: The Blue Mustang. This 32-foot tall death-colored thoroughbred has been affectionately nicknamed “Bluecifer” for obvious reasons. Its towering countenance and threatening pose greet air travelers as they arrive, and no one is exactly sure what it represents.
The artist behind the hellish steed, Luis Jiménez, was commissioned to create it back in 1992. It didn’t get erected until 2008.
Oh, and it killed its creator. A giant piece of the work fell on Jiménez during its production resulting in his death. Welcome to Denver. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We’ve come across several articles that talk about the mysterious airport including something from the Thought Catalog which points out if you look at an areal view of the tarmacs, you’ll notice they are in the shape of a swastika. Although this ancient symbol wasn’t associated with evil until World War II in 1939, and considering DIA wasn’t constructed until 1995; it’s enough to make you wonder. Coincidence?
there's a creepy theory that the denver airport is shaped like a swastika pic.twitter.com/MKTVSY79mS
— Creepy Catalog (@CreepyCatalog) October 10, 2017
That same article also goes into brief detail about a rumored underground tunnel system that traverses the airport. Apparently, construction of the official site was delayed and nobody knew why until a worker came forward and said it was due to the development of large buildings they subsequently buried beforehand. Furthermore, in 2007, there was an unexplained event where the windshields of 13 planes cracked at the same time. Was it the weather? Was it birds? Was it an electromagnetic secret weapon in the bowels of the airport? Officially, nobody knows.
Now let’s talk about the murals that used to greet weary travelers as they made their way to the gate. Scary Gestapo-like ghouls dominate a post-apocalyptic world with automatic rifles and really large swords while earth’s population cowers in fear holding dead babies and marching toward what appears to be their deaths. This piece of art was removed in 2018 but is reportedly returning this year. Why?
This could all tie in somehow this the airport’s financiers. You see, the airport has a plaque dedicated to the people who funded it, a group called “The New World Airport Commission.” Seems ominous enough right? Well, the fact that this group doesn’t actually exist is a bit concerning. And the fact that the slab is embossed with the symbol of the Freemasons, a notoriously elusive secret society, only adds to the creepiness.
Creepier still are the “evil eyes” that follow you around DIA in the form of two devilish Gargoyles that sit above your head as you make your way to baggage claim. These creatures are seemingly the guardians of your luggage which is kind of a nice touch but as airport harbingers, with their monstrous appearance, they do nothing to calm an anxious traveler.
Of course, all of this is conjecture since people interpret art differently. The horse with its glowing red eyes and the woefully oppressive murals could all just be products of a creative mind. But given there is so much mystery beyond the creations of a few macabre works of art, the mysterious Denver International Airport stands as one of the creepiest in the world.
We’ll just have to wait and see in 2094. That’s the year a time capsule will be unearthed within the airport and perhaps all the conspiracy theories will finally be answered.
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Watch Deleted Predator Tree Chase Scene From ‘Prey’
To celebrate the 4K UHD, Blu-ray™ and DVD release of last year’s movie Prey, 20th Century Studios has made available a deleted animated storyboard scene. In this clip, we see our heroine Naru in a foot chase with the Predator through the tree tops of the forest canopy.
The movie is already loaded with beautiful chase scenes and suspenseful set-ups but it is a shame we never got to see this one incorporated into the movie.
Prey came out on Hulu in 2022. It was a critical hit and fans seemed to love the unique stand-alone storyline. People did fall in love with Naru’s canine companion Sarii, whose real name is Coco. She had no previous film experience and was trained specifically for the movie.
The first video is the scene without commentary. The second one includes commentary from director Dan Trachtenberg.
‘Courtney Gets Possessed’ Looks Like The Satanic BFF Comedy of 2023
So your ex is the Devil himself and you’ve moved on to someone new. In fact, you are about to marry that person. But Satan is the jealous type and isn’t giving his blessing to this new arrangement. What to do? That is the premise of the new horror comedy Courtney Gets Possessed.
Just by watching the trailer, we get a sense this is a comedy about girl power and we love that. Last year My Best Friend’s Exorcism focused on one friend trying to eject a demon from her girlfriend’s soul, but in this movie, it looks like a whole wedding party gets involved.
With her nuptials on the line and the Prince of Darkness lurking close by, Courtney does her best to protect her childhood home on the eve of the wedding. But when her ne’er-do-well sister accidentally invites Satan inside (known more casually as Dave), he possesses Courtney – throwing a demonic wrench into her happily-ever-after plans. Courtney’s ragtag team of reluctant heroes including her sister, perfectionist best friend, and skeptical future sister-in-law must find a way to exorcise Dave, reclaim Courtney’s soul, and get her down the aisle with as little bloodshed as possible.
“In Sickness and in Hell” takes on a whole new meaning in this diabolically fun and thrilling romp. Audiences will be left pondering the line between love and possession and what it means to give ourselves to others. Will Courtney’s wedding bells ring or will they be drowned out by the screams of the damned?
Courtney Gets Possessed is written and directed by Jono Mitchell and Madison Hatfield. Produced by Hatfield and Jordan Blair Brown. Executive Produced by Stephen Beehler, Jegor Jersov, and Jono Mitchell. Cinematography by Brett A. Frager. Composed by Jordan Bennett. A Peach Jam Pictures production.
Courtney Gets Possessed will be available on digital and on Demand, Friday, November 3.
Vomit Bags Handed Out in Theaters as ‘Saw X’ is Called Worse Than ‘Terrifier 2’
Remember all the puking folks were doing when Terrifier 2 was released in theaters? It was an incredible amount of social media showing folks tossing their cookies in theaters at the time. For good reason too. If you have seen the film and know what Art the Clown does to a girl in a yellow room, you know that Terrifier 2 wasn’t messing around. But it appears that Saw X is being seen a challenger.
One of the scenes that is apparently bothering folks this time is the one in which a guy has to perform brain surgery on himself in order to hack out a chunk of grey matter that weighs enough for the challenge. The scene is pretty brutal.
The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:
Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.
For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.
All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.
Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.