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Sennentuntschi by Limaria Sennentuntschi by Limaria
On the way from Schwende to Ebenalp, Appenzell, Switzerland.

"Sennentuntschi" is a tale from the folklore of the German speaking areas of the Alps from Switzerland to Carinthia in Austria and the southern parts of Bavaria:

Three mountain shepherds (Sennen) spend the summer on a pasture high in the alps. Being all alone up there they decide to make a doll from rags and straw to keep them some female company. They talk to the doll, feed it and take it to share their beds at night. Until one night the doll becomes alive. She still does everything the shepherds tell her to do and they congratulate themselves on their luck. At the end of the summer it is time to take the herd back down to the valley. They don't want to take the woman with them but she doesn't let them leave, demanding that one of them stays behind to make up for what happened during summer. In the end, the oldest shepherd stays. The other two are told to go and not look back. Before the alp is out of sight, the two do take a look - just to see their friend dying a slow and painful death.

Parts of the story have just been made into a movie. German trailer: [link] (Just a warning: A lot of people would probably call this a horror movie and there is some violence involved...)

Update: Thank you so much for all the comments and :+fav:s. I'm very busy at the moment so I probably won't have time to thank you individually. But I really appreciate every one of them. :love:
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Sennentuntschi by *Limaria ( Featured by pullingcandy )
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FilthyLibertine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Have you seen this movie yet?
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Limaria Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yes :D It has some really cool and surprising twists and I think it's actually more of a mystery thriller than horror movie. :)
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FilthyLibertine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Awesome. I love horror, but thrillers are fun too. Pretty much anything that keeps the tension up. And mystery is always good.
Do you know of any other German-language horror movies? So far I've only seen The Experiment, Antibodies, Funny Games, and Tears of Kali. They were all brilliant.
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Limaria Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
A real classic would be "Nosferatu" (1922) :D. And you could check out Anatomy 1 & 2 (2000 & 2003) and Tattoo (2002). :)
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FilthyLibertine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I actually saw Nosferatu and didn't care for it. I know it's a classic and all, but I just found it boring and lacking emotion.
I'll definitely check out Tattoo and the Anatomy movies.
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Limaria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Have fun :D
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diiem Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wunderbar düster.
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Limaria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Freut mich, dass es dir gefällt :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The July 2012 Horror/Macabre Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released. You can find your spooktacular piece right here! Thank you for submitting your gloriously gory work to Deviant Art.
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Shot!!
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