Death in the Mouth
is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalised writers and artists from around the world, featuring prose stories exploring new and unique manifestations of horror.
Curated and edited by Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart, the anthology explores manifestations of dread, grief, and anxiety; embodiments of mania and displacements of faith; transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. The title was inspired by Hawaiian proverb: “I ka ‘ōlelo ke ola, i ka ‘ōlelo ka make“, which translates to: “There is life in the mouth and death in the mouth” Exploring the visceral horror of the offending, the transgression of form, language and meanings, the title lettering defies western classification as neither serif nor sans serif; with appendages impaling/corrupting one another as an amalgamated mess. Also featured is an alternate proposal of the title graphic, an ambigram iteration. (Credits — DITM 1 3D render and sequences: w/ Vu Long; DITM 2 3D render and sequences: w/ Nghia Phung; Original soundtrack: Monkey+Dog)