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