Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11 in Goth and Horror History

Interview with the Vampire Blu-Ray, on Amazon

November 11, 1994 - Interview With the Vampire - Movie - Released

November 11, 2001 - Feast of All Saints - TV Movie - Aired

Two of Anne Rice's stories made into a movie and a miniseries. Though like Anne I had my doubts about Tom Cruise as Lestat, the film has aged well and is still enjoyable to re-watch.


Interview With the Vampire, on IMDB

Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10 in Goth and Horror History

November 10, 2006 - The Return - Movie - Released

I went to see this because Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in it, but I regretted it. Boring.


The Return, on IMDB

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9 in Goth and Horror History

November 9, 1988 - Child's Play - Movie - Released

This movie cracked me up so much. Chucky just wouldn't die! Hilarious.


Child's Play on IMDB

Child's Play on Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8 in Goth and Horror History

November 8, 1847 - Bram Stoker - Writer - Born

November 8, 1957 - Porl Thompson of The Cure - Born

Bram Stoker has been widely read by goths; and Porl Thompson has been an on-and-off member of seminal goth band The Cure since their beginning.


Bram Stoker Horror Film Festival

Bram Stoker Estate (Official)

Bram Stoker on NNDB


Stoker Weekend 2011

Bram Stoker at Online

Bram Stoker at Wikipedia

Porl Thompson Fan Page on Facebook

Porl Thompson on IMDB

Porl Thompson on Wikipedia

Bram Stoker: A Literary Life, on Amazon

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4 in Goth and Horror History

November 4, 1982 - Dominique Dunne - Actress - Died

November 4, 1994 - Frankenstein - Movie - Released

November 4, 1998 - Gods and Monsters - Movie - Released

Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister in Poltergeist, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

I was disappointed by Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein. Noisy, boring, and drones on and on. Sort of like the director. But hey, it stars DeNiro as The Creature.

Before Brendan Fraser got chunky, he turned in a beautiful performance in Gods and Monsters with the legendary Ian McKellen.


Dominique Dunne, on IMDB

Dominique Dunne, on NNDB

The Dominique Dunne Site

Frankenstein (1994) on IMDB

Frankenstein (1994) on Wikipedia

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Trailer, on YouTube

Gods and Monsters, on IMDB

Gods and Monsters Trailer, on YouTube

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, $5.49 on Amazon

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 29 in Goth and Horror History

Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-Ray, on Amazon

October 29, 1971 - Winona Ryder - Actress - Born

October 29, 1993 - The Nightmare Before Christmas - Movie - Released

October 29, 1999 - The House on Haunted Hill (Remake) - Movie - Released

Where would goths be without Winona? We worshipped her in Heathers, idolized her as Lydia Deets in Beetlejuice, tolerated her as a blonde in Edward Scissorhands, marveled at her wardrobe in Dracula and dutifully went to see Lost Souls in the theater.

Has any movie delighted goths (in general) more than The Nightmare Before Christmas? It seems to have been made just for us.


House on Haunted Hill (1999) on IMDB

House on Haunted Hill (1999) Trailer, on YouTube

The Nightmare Before Christmas, on IMDB

The Nightmare Before Christmas, at The Tim Burton Collective

The Nightmare Before Christmas Trailer, on YouTube

Pumpkin Patch: Nightmare Before Christmas.Net

Nightmare Before Christmas Screencaps, on FanPop

Winona Ryder Fan Page on Facebook

Winona Ryder, on IMDB

Winona Ryder, on NNDB

Winona Ryder on Wikipedia

Nightmare Before Christmas Plush Toys, Set of 5, on Amazon

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18 in Goth and Horror History

The Ring DVD, on Amazon

October 18, 1985 - Re-Animator - Movie - Released

October 18, 2002 - The Ring - Movie - Released

You probably enjoyed the film based on the H.P. Lovecraft work; and I was surprised to find The Ring was actually pretty frightening.


Re-Animator, at IMDB

Re-Animator Fan Fiction

Re-Animator Trailer, on YouTube

H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West, Re-Animator"

Re-Animator, at Wikipedia

The Ring, at IMDB

The Ring, at Wikipedia

The Ring Fanlisting: 7 Days

The Ring Script

The Ring Trailer, on YouTube

Re-Animator DVD, on Amazon

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17 in Goth and Horror History

'Salem's Lot, on eBay

October 17, 1975 - 'Salem's Lot - Book - Published

Stephen King's second book, featuring vampires.



'Salem's Lot, on Wikipedia

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October 16 in Goth and Horror History

October 16, 1998 - Practical Magic, Movie, Released

While not a goth movie per se, and certainly not a horror movie, many goths enjoy this witchy film. Maybe a lot of the enjoyment stems from drooling over the beautiful kitchen and indoor greenhouse full of beautiful dark plants!


Practical Magic: Amas Veritas

Practical Magic at IMDB

Practical Magic Script, at Awesome Film

Practical Magic Trailer on YouTube

Practical Magic on Wikipedia

Practical Magic DVD, on Amazon

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14 in Goth and Horror History

October 14, 2005 - The Fog (Remake) - Movie - Released


The Fog (2005) on IMDB

The Fog (2005) on Wikipedia

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 6 in Goth and Horror History

October 6, 1962 - Tod Browning - Director - Died

October 6, 2006 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning - Movie - Released

Tod Browning was the director of Dracula and cult classic Freaks


Tod Browning, on IMDB

Tod Browning, on NNDB

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, on IMDB

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning: $6.04 on Amazon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5 in Goth and Horror History

October 5, 1952 - Clive Barker - Writer - Born

I saw him speak at World Horror Con years back in Eugene, Oregon. One of the funniest speakers I've ever listened to, which surprised me. Anyway, most people probably know him because of Hellraiser, but he's done so many other dark things.


The Official Clive Barker Resource

Clive Barker on Twitter


Clive Barker on IMDB

Clive Barker on NNDB

Clive Barker on Wikipedia

Clive Barker Fans: Fifth Dominion

Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic - The Authorized Biography, on Amazon

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3 in Goth and Horror History

October 3, 2004 - Janet Leigh - Actress (Psycho) - Died

I feel bad referring to her as a "horror actress" because she played so many varied roles throughout her career - rarely in horror films. But the influence of Psycho on the genre can't be understated.


Janet Leigh, on IMDB

Janet Leigh, on NNDB

Janet Leigh, at Wikipedia

Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller, on Amazon

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2 in Goth and Horror History

October 2, 1987 - Near Dark - Movie - Released

I need to rewatch this to see if it's held up. At the time, I thought it was the scariest, darkest, most depressing vampire movie I'd seen. Which is a good thing.


Near Dark, at IMDB

Near Dark, at NNDB

Near Dark Script

Near Dark Trailer, on YouTube

Near Dark, at Wikipedia

Near Dark Blu-Ray, on Amazon

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1 in Goth and Horror History

October 1, 1968 - Night of the Living Dead - Movie - Released

October 1, 1974 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Movie - Released

A year before I was born, George Romero almost singlehandedly created the zombie genre.


Night of the Living Dead, on IMDB

Night of the Living Dead, on Wikipedia

George Romero: Homepage of the Dead

George Romero on Twitter

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, on IMDB

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, on Wikipedia

Night of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary DVD, on Amazon

Friday, September 30, 2011

September 30 in Goth and Horror History

September 30, 1946 - Dan O'Bannon - Writer - Born

The screenwriter who brought us Alien and Return of the Living Dead.


Dan O'Bannon on IMDB

Dan O'Bannon on NNDB

Dan O'Bannon, on Wikipedia

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September 24 in Goth and Horror History

September 24, 1964 - The Munsters - TV Show - Premiered

A horror comedy beloved of millions. I missed out on this as a child (it would have been in reruns) due to my parents thinking it was "too weird." Sigh. I missed out on a lot!


The Munsters (Official)

The Munsters, on IMDB

The Munsters Page on Facebook

The Munsters Today, on Hulu

The Munsters, on Wikipedia

The Munsters Images, on Fanpop

The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane, on Amazon

Munsters Arcade Game, on eBay

Friday, September 23, 2011

September 23 in Goth and Horror History

September 23, 2005 - Corpse Bride - Movie - Released

While I was terribly disappointed by this movie (and surprisingly haven't watched it since I bought it on Blu-Ray ages ago) it still belongs in the goth movie canon. Not just by virtue of being a Tim Burton movie, but it definitely has the mood, look and feel that it should. I just found it quite boring..


Corpse Bride, on IMDB

Corpse Bride (Official)

Corpse Bride, on Wikipedia

Corpse Bride Fan Fiction

Corpse Bride Screencaps, at Tim Burton Collective

Corpse Bride Script

Corpse Bride Trailer, on Apple

Corpse Bride "Victoria" Doll, on eBay

Corpse Bride Blu-Ray, $9.99 on Amazon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22 in Goth and Horror History

September 22, 1995 - Se7en - Movie - Released

Not quite a horror movie, this dark film about serial killers is one of my favorites. Some scenes are too gross even for me. Kevin Spacey's performance was awesome, too.


Se7en, on IMDB

Se7en Movie Posters

Se7en Script, at IMSDB

Se7en Trailer, on YouTube

Seven, on Wikipedia

Se7en Blu-Ray, on Amazon

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 21 in Goth and Horror History

September 21, 1947 - Stephen King - Writer - Born

September 21, 1966 - Anne Rice's daughter Michelle was born

Stephen King has written many horror books as well as books on writing and several horror short story collections.

Michelle was the inspiration for the character of Claudia in the Vampire Chronicles.


Anne Rice

Stephen King (Official)

Lilja's Library Stephen King Fansite

Stephen King

Stephen King on NNDB

Stephen King on Wikipedia

Stephen King's "Full Dark, No Stars" on Amazon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 20 in Goth and Horror History

September 20, 1975 - Asia Argento - Actress - Born

The daughter of Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. She's starred in several horror films, but also a few mainstream ones as well. At the age of 10 she had a part in her father's film "Demons 2."


Asia Argento, on IMDB

Asia Argento, on NNDB

Asia Argento (Official)

Asia Argento, on Wikipedia

Monday, September 19, 2011

September 19 in Goth and Horror History

September 19, 2003 - Underworld - Movie - Released

September 19, 2008 - Igor - Movie - Released

I had such high hopes for Igor, with my favorite actor ( John Cusack) doing the main voice. Soooo disappointing. Meanwhile, Underworld was pretty enjoyable, though I could do without the many sequels. I remember how amazing the Underworld trailer was - beautiful and really made me excited to see the film.


Igor, on IMDB

Igor Posters

Igor Dialogue Transcript

Underworld, on IMDB

Underworld, on Wikipedia

Underworld Trailer, on YouTube

Underworld Dialogue Script

Underworld Screencaps

Underworld Blu-Ray, $12.99 on Amazon

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18 in Goth and Horror History

The Haunting DVD, on Amazon

September 18, 1963 - The Haunting - Movie - Released

September 18, 1964 - The Addams Family - TV Show - Premiered

September 18, 1987 - Hellraiser - Movie - Released

My parents weren't interested in watching The Addams Family when it came out, because it "looked too weird" and "was probably Satanic." (See what I had to grow up with? Sigh).

The Haunting, based on a Shirley Jackson novel, would be remade several times.

Meanwhile, Hellraiser was probably the scariest, grossest movie I had ever seen in the theater at the time. (Yes, I'm that ancient an eldergoth, I saw this in theaters). I was suitably impressed and very intrigued by the female cenobites.


The Addams Family, on Hulu

The Addams Family, on IMDB

The Addams Family Wiki

The Addams Family TV Series, on Wikipedia

The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Fan Site

The Haunting, on IMDB

The Haunting, on Wikipedia

Hellraiser, on IMDB

The Hellbound Web

Hellraiser Movie Script

Hellraiser Trailer, on YouTube

Hellraiser on Wikipedia

The Addams Family Barbie: Gomez and Morticia, on eBay

Hellraiser Headknocker, on eBay

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10 in Goth and Horror History

September 10, 1999 - Stigmata - Movie - Released

Patricia Arquette bleeding spontaneously from her palms, in her pre-Medium days. It also stars devastatingly handsome Gabriel Byrne.


Stigmata (Official)

Stigmata, on IMDB

Stigmata Script, at Horror Lair

Stigmata Trailer, on YouTube

Stigmata, on Wikipedia

Stigmata DVD, on Amazon

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9 in Goth and Horror History

September 9, 1954 - Jeffrey Combs - Actor - Born

September 9, 2005 - The Exorcism of Emily Rose - Movie - Released

The "Emily Rose" film mostly takes place in a courtroom - yawn.

You might have seen Jeffrey Combs in "The House on Haunted Hill," "Frightmare," or "From Beyond." But most likely you saw him in "Re-Animator" and its sequel.


Jeffrey Combs (Official)

Jeffrey Combs, on IMDB

Jeffrey Combs, on NNDB

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Official)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose Trailer, at Apple

The Exorcism of Emily Rose, at IMDB

The Exorcism of Emily Rose, at Wikipedia

Monday, September 5, 2011

September 5 in Goth and Horror History

September 5, 2003 - The Order - Movie - Released

Heath Ledger's foray into horror films. He stars as a priest investigating a Sin Eater.


The Order, on IMDB

The Order, on Wikipedia

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1 in Goth and Horror History

September 1, 1995 - The Prophecy - Movie - Released

If you're not an Eric Stoltz fan, I can see how you might have passed this up. But can you resist Christopher Walken as the angel Gabriel, and Viggo Mortenson (then not very famous) as Lucifer?


The Prophecy, on IMDB

The Prophecy, at Wikipedia

The Prophecy Screencaps

The Prophecy Screenplay, at Weekly Script

Viggo Mortenson in The Prophecy

The Prophecy DVD, $11.38 on Amazon

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29 in Goth and Horror History

August 29, 2003 - Jeepers Creepers 2 - Movie - Released

The Creeper attacks a busload of jocks.


Jeepers Creepers 2, on IMDB

Jeepers Creepers 2 Poster, on eBay

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28 in Goth and Horror History

August 28, 1814 - Joseph Sheridan le Fanu - Writer - Born

August 28, 1963 - The Haunted Palace - Movie - Premiered

The Haunted Palace starred Vincent Price, and was based on an H. P. Lovecraft work.

Joseph Sheridan le Fanu gave us the vampire novel Carmilla.


The Haunted Palace, on IMDB

The Haunted Palace, on Wikipedia

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu on The Literary Gothic

Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, on Wikipedia

Joseph Sheridan le Fanu at Online Literature

Haunted Palace Poster, on eBay

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24 in Goth and Horror History

August 24, 2007 - Sophie Lancaster - Goth - Died

On this day in 2007, Sophie Lancaster succumbed from the injuries she received in a savage beating. Rest in peace, Sophie.


The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

The Sophie Foundation, on YouTube

The Murder of Sophie Lancaster, on Wikipedia

Music Fans Remember Sophie Lancaster (Lancashire Telegraph)

Woman Attacked for being a Goth Dies (Telegraph, August 24, 2007)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21 in Goth and Horror History

August 21, 1998 - Blade - Movie - Released

Wesley Snipes, vampire hunter. (Can you read that aloud without snickering?)


Blade, at IMDB

Blade, at NNDB

Blade Fan Fiction

Blade Movie Script

Blade Screencaps

Blade Trailer, on Youtube

Blade on Blu-Ray, $16.95 on Amazon

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19 in Goth and Horror History

August 19, 1985 - The Return of the Living Dead - Movie - Released

I remember seeing this one in the theater with a couple geek friends. So bad, it was wonderfully entertaining!

August 19, 2011 - Fright Night (2011) - Movie - Released


Fright Night (2011), at IMDB

Return of the Living Dead, at IMDB

Return of the Living Dead Screencaps

Return of the Living Dead Trailer, on YouTube

Return of the Living Dead, at Wikipedia

Return of the Living Dead poster, on eBay

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16 in Goth and Horror History

Bela Lugosi Poster, on eBay

August 16, 1956 - Bela Lugosi - Actor - Died

August 16, 1985 - The Bride - Movie - Released

Bela Lugosi starred in many important early horror films, including Dracula and several Frankenstein-themed films. He's the honored subject of the extremely popular Bauhaus song.

The Bride is one of my favorite movies just because it's so pretty to look at, what with Sting and the period costuming. . Not scary or horrific, but a nice peek into the Bride of Frankenstein's side of the story.

Related Links:

The Bride, at IMDB

The Bride, at Wikipedia

Bela Lugosi (Official)

Bela Lugosi, at IMDB

Bela Lugosi at NNDB

Bela Lugosi, at Wikipedia

Rather Grim Tales: The Bela Lugosi Fanlisting

Bela Lugosi's Dead Video, on YouTube

The Bride DVD, on Amazon