The fear of being buried alive was taken to extremes in the heavily gothic influenced Victorian era. Hence this handy little alarm.The Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio); Sep. 14, 1900.

The fear of being buried alive was taken to extremes in the heavily gothic influenced Victorian era. Hence this handy little alarm.The Daily Herald (Delphos, Ohio);

10 Horrifying Premature Burials^10 Horrifying Premature Burials^Being buried prematurely is one of the most terrifying of all fears. Edgar Allan Poe wrote about it and it has been the subject matter of many horror movies. Surprisingly real life cases of this terrible mistake are more common than one might think. Years ago when embalming wasn’t as common and because of inferior medical equipment to detect life there are numerous cases where people have had the terrifying experience of…

10 Horrifying Premature Burials^10 Horrifying Premature Burials^Being buried prematurely is one of the most terrifying of all fears. Edgar Allan Poe wrote about it and it has been the subject matter of many horror movies. Surprisingly real life cases of this terrible mistake are more common than one might think. Years ago when embalming wasn’t as common and because of inferior medical equipment to detect life there are numerous cases where people have had the terrifying experience of…

Premature Burial Movie Poster Puzzle Fun-Size 120 pcs

Premature Burial Movie Poster Puzzle Fun-Size 120 pcs

Repulsive Vision - Premature Burial (Official Music Video)

"Premature Burial" is the second video from the long awaited debut album, 'Look Past The Gore and See The Art' by UK Old School Death Metallers, Repulsive Vi.

The Premature Burial (American International, 1962). Insert (14" X 36"). Artwork by Reynold Brown.

The Premature Burial (American International, Insert X Artwork by Reynold Brown.

The Legend:  Some poor schmuck is committed to his or her eternal resting place, even though they aren’t quite ready to take that final dirt nap. Scratch marks are later found on the coffin lid along with other desperate signs of escape.  The Truth:    This not only happened, but back in the day it happened with alarming regularity. In the late 19th century, William Tebb tried to compile all the instances of premature burial from medical sources of the day. He managed to collect 219 cases of…

The 5 Creepiest Urban Legends (That Happen to be True)

PREMATURE BURIAL FOR 35mm FILM | Leonard Maltin

Big Name Filmmakers Come to Kodak's Rescue, Push Deal to Save Motion Picture Film. One of the last vestiges of the Kodak of old, the one part of its film division not sold off in is the company's motion picture film business.

DeadPunk: patented responses to the fear of premature burial.

FearNaughtia Coffins: Life Detectors, Escape Ladders, Breathin' Pipes and Premature Burial

Premature Burial . 1962. Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel. An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Safety Coffins: During the 18th century, during a cholera epidemic, it was discovered that approx 2% of people buried were actually still alive. Several types of "safety coffins" became all the rage. Some had bells on the surface that could be rung from inside the coffin, others had windows, and some tombs, like the one pictured, were just easy to open (from the inside.)

7 Weird Graveyard Inventions

A burial vault built c. 1890 with internal escape hatches to allow the victim of accidental premature burial to escape.

Fears around premature burial were very real in earlier centuries. But how many of the stories are true, and how many mere folklore?

Premature Burial: Lived Once, Buried Twice! Urban myth or real problem?

Fears around premature burial were very real in earlier centuries. But how many of the stories are true, and how many mere folklore?

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