Friday, June 17, 2011
An exceptionally nightmarish tree found in Britain marks another grotesque intrusion of the weird into reality. The Stowlangtoft Hall resident is like an inverted version of Algernon Blackwood's majestic, pseudo-conscious plants in "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" (see Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories). For further terror fuel, imagine this thing inhabited by M.R. James' supernatural pests from "The Ash-Tree."