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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11 in Goth and Horror History

August 11, 1947 - Stuart Gordon - Director - Born

August 11, 2007 - Sophie Lancaster - Goth - Attacked by teenagers

Sophie Lancaster was a goth girl who was attacked in a park in Lancashire for wearing goth clothing. She died from her injuries in the attack. Her death was extremely upsetting to the goth community. Many tribute pages and web banners were created to commemorate her. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is still active.

Stuart Gordon is known for directing H.P. Lovecraft movies, including From Beyond, Re-Animator, and Dagon.


Stuart Gordon at IMDB

Stuart Gordon, at NNDB

Stuart Gordon at Wikipedia

Stuart Gordon Interview at ESplatter

Re-Animator the Musical, on Facebook

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

The Murder of Sophie Lancaster, on Wikipedia

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10 in Goth and Horror History

August 10, 2001 - The Others - Movie - Released

This psychological horror film is one of my favorite ghost movies. I often find myself rewatching it on the occasional dark and rainy autumn evening. It's almost heartbreaking to watch the lonely mother's mental breakdown.


The Others, on IMDB

The Others, on NNDB

The Others, at Wikipedia

The Others Dialogue Transcript, at Script-O-Rama

The Others will be released on Blu-Ray on September 20, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8 in Goth and Horror History

August 8, 1965 - Shirley Jackson - Author - Died

She's best known for her short story The Lottery, but also wrote the novel The Haunting of Hill House.

The Haunting (1963) on Amazon

Published in 1959, it didn't take long for the novel to be turned into a movie, The Haunting, which premiered in 1963. The film was remade in 1999.


Shirley Jackson, at NNDB

Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House (DarkEcho/HorrorOnline)

Shirley Jackson, at Wikipedia

The Haunting of Hill House, on Amazon

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5 in Goth and Horror History

August 5, 1972 - Anne Rice's Daughter Michelle - Died

Fans of Anne Rice believe that the 1972 death of Anne Rice's daughter is what inspired her to write Interview With the Vampire, and that the character of Claudia is based on Michelle.


Anne Rice (Official)

Anne Rice on Twitter

Anne Rice, on NNDB

Tuesday, August 2, 2011