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19th Jun 2020, 5:00 PM in Dog Wood
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Scott D. 19th Jun 2020, 5:00 PM
Scott D.
In visual media, when someone's hair turns white or grey when faced with overwhelming terror, it signifies the potency of the experience taking years off one's life. It's largely constrained to the realm of fiction, but it sure makes for a striking profile, doesn't it? A powerful symbol of horror that affects the very state of the character's mind. A few examples that come to mind are Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Jarred Blancard in It (1992), Dominique Dunn in Poltergeist (1982), Ray Wise in Twin Peaks (1989), and my personal favourite, Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II (1987) when he stares into the face of true darkness.

Think about some moments in stories you've seen where an unholy experience transforms a character in a way that makes it apparent to all who see them. Which did you think was the most effective?


We are still accepting guest art and comics to begin posting from 24th July to early September. The only rules are that they relate to Barkham Horror, be family friendly (e.g., no strong language or graphic imagery), and in the case of comics, no longer than three pages. You can send your submissions to us through direct messaging at our Facebook and twitter pages, private messaging on my ComicFury forum profile, or e-mail them to us an attachment at scottharris1988@gmail.com —— make sure to write "Barkham Horror Guest Art" in the subject line, and include the name you'd like to be credited by, and which site (be it a comic, art page, or social media page) you'd like us to link to!
—Scott D.

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Ajax 19th Jun 2020, 9:50 PM
I seem to recall it is possible for really extreme amounts of stress at once can cause hair to prematurely gray
Scott D. 19th Jun 2020, 10:21 PM
Scott D.
Ah, I see! I wasn't sure if it was entirely a phenomenon in fiction, hence why I said it was largely in that realm.
lady.storyteller 19th Jun 2020, 11:43 PM
OUCH! This looks so painful! Poor Adrienne! I do love the detail of her hair turning more white.

I know that kid from the Sixth Sense has a white patch on the back of his head for that exact reason.
Scott D. 20th Jun 2020, 12:39 AM
Scott D.
Wow! I never actually noticed that one before!
NatNatVW 20th Jun 2020, 2:39 PM
Wow poor Adrienne just can't catch a break can she
Scott D. 20th Jun 2020, 7:54 PM
Scott D.
Yeah, I don't expect she'll be leaving Barkham's facilities a good rating on Yelp...provided she survives that long.
NeilKapit 21st Jun 2020, 7:23 AM
I hope Adrienne’s ears are burning from the flattery she’s getting elsewhere, so that fire could destroy the Lovecraftian plant monster
Extraro 21st Jun 2020, 9:00 AM
Wow, the sudden cut-back to a peaceful walk...
Mrremoraman 21st Jun 2020, 1:47 PM
Y'all better