Alien Designer H.R. Giger's House Is A Nightmare Mansion With A Haunted Train Ride
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H.R. Giger was a Swiss artist and creature designer best known for giving PTSD to an entire generation of teenagers who snuck in to see Alien in theaters. Throughout his career, Giger enjoyed creating beautifully violent sexual imagery by pairing frail humanity with cold, unfeeling machinery, like RoboCop masturbating to ballet. So with so much creepiness going on in his work life, it probably makes sense that he left that madness at the door to retire to a much more relaxed and reasonable environment at home.
Just kidding. His house is as terrifying as you would imagine the home of the creator of a phallic space monster to be.
Frenetic FilmsNine out of 10 Giger dinner guests lost their appetite within seconds.
For years, the man who wrote the book on biomechanical horrors enjoyed taking his work home with him, which explains why most of his rooms make you feel like the walls are about to rape the furniture. But make it through the house and you can relax in the garden, which is populated by statues from Hell's miniature golf course.
Frenetic FilmsNo romantic walk in the garden would be complete without piles of trash and an intergalactic fuck demon.
Next to some familiar nightmares, Giger also filled his large backyard with some of his private designs -- not that those are any less terrifying, upon closer inspection.
Alain Margot"We can have a picnic next to Nipple Martian and Spine Fountain."
If you can avert your eyes from the creepy statuary, you'll notice the real star of the backyard: a fully operating train ride (Giger may have been a dour man, but he was not without his moments of whimsy). While it was still working, any of the guests could hop on board the Penetrain and take a ride through an endless vortex of suffering. It's beautiful.
Alain MargotOn Space Mountain, no one can hear you scream.