Here's an ironic twist: how about snacking on the contents of a zombie's skull for a change? This totally sick gumball dispenser makes it possible.
This bizarro piece by artist Thomas Kuebler has been making the web rounds for a long time now, but until recently not much was known about its origins. In an interview with CNET's Crave, Kuebler revealed the story behind the “Geinball Machine,” named after notorious serial killer Ed Gein – who is best known for making furniture, bowls and other household items out of preserved human body parts, and whose escapades inspired movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Silence of the Lambs and Deranged.
"I grew up with an interest in monster movies, circus sideshows, and all things bizarre," explains Kuebler, who has a background in toy design and animatronics. "My artwork often reflects that."
In case you're wondering, the dispenser really works. "The Geinball Machine is a functional gumball machine,” Kuebler revealed, “but it was created primarily as a macabre piece of art or oddity."
An exhibit of Kuebler's work will take place at the IlluXCon art symposium in Altoona, PA this November.