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The Man Under The Stairs by ECTmonster The Man Under The Stairs by ECTmonster
Another boogeyman, inspired by another everyday primal fear. In addition to the fear of dark basements, I also hated the feeling one gets when you mis-judge how many steps there are, and nearly fall. The dark places under basement or attic stairs always seemed like the most dangerous places in the house. Funny how a little shadowy space in a house can be so scary to a kid. Seems silly now, but back then the danger was real.
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11111113 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Monster: "why hallo thar" 
Me: Tienala cry 
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:iconjmackenroth:
jmackenroth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Ever see the movie "The Crate?"
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:iconectmonster:
ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional
If you mean the final segment from Creepshow, yes I certainly remember that one!
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jmackenroth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Yep.  thats what your picture reminded me of.  Very cool!
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(pulls feet up from off the floor)
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CJRocky Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
rule numba 1: watch 4 monstaz!

rule numba 2: Dont be Scayarrd!!

rule numba 3: !!! B L I P !!!
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
B L I P????
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GoreManiac Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Great, this pic invokes fear and creepyness.
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Godzillajtn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! I love the colors! I totally agree with you about how even the smallest dark places can be scary to a kid!:D (Big Grin) 
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013

*20 yrs later: lives in a place with two flights of stairs*

Not getting any sleep tonight

>.<

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CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sup
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Dark-Drone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So kool love the teeth
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Werewolf217 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hi sir!! Do you need help?!?!!?"(I swear monsters would be scared of me...)
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AngelsHeart27 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That. Would be terrifying. To. See. Under your stairs.
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sweet-paper Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
i also felt scared on holes in the stair gaps whenever its dark
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Bloody-Bandage Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Makes me think of the song this is Halloween
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to think that whenever you sneezed or blew your nose, it would make the bogeyman become more powerful...
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Cliffiffifordio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh, I didn't need to sleep tonight anyways... I mean, who needs sleep, right? Sleep is for losers... and brutal murder victims...
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Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah.. exactly my thoughts.
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Raw-ink Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is awesome and creepy!
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Postaff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like how you went back to the classic stairs scene. It's nice and creepy
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AllNamesAreClaimed12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad there are no gaps on my stairs right now.
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional
If there was one piece I was hoping to get in the semifinals, it was this one! Thanks everybody for the kind feedback! :D
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CMHardin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So thankful for carpeted stairs and the lack of a basement at the moment... Definitely captures the feeling. Great job.
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AmandaPainter87 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats!!
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ZenMilitantsGuild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
a very nice boogeyman design.
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iiPandas Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good thing there's no basement where i live.
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Hot-Shot-217 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Great, now I'm afraid to go downstairs. Thanks a lot.
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
You're welcome :D
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Baddahbing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Sweet work dude check out my entry when you get the chance!good luck!
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l1k3gh0sts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome. Very creepy.
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TimtheBigDaddy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
He's basically saying to you "Ha ha, I made you fall! :D"
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! uv capturd the fear really well.
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I-Am-Flame-Princess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen a lot of entries for this contest, and I really love this one. Good job!!
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phoenixxkidd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this <3
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