Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5 in Goth and Horror History

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

October 5, 1952 - Clive Barker - Writer - Born

Happy 60th birthday to Clive Barker!

I saw him speak at World Horror Con years ago 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

Official Clive Barker, on Facebook

Clive Barker on Twitter


Clive Barker on IMDB

Clive Barker on NNDB

Clive Barker on Wikipedia

Clive Barker Fans: Fifth Dominion

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2 in Goth and Horror History

Near Dark Blu-Ray, on Amazon

October 2, 1987 - Near Dark - Movie - Released

I need to re-watch 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

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1 in Goth and Horror History

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

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. Texas Chainsaw Massacre shocked viewers with its violence.


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

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Visit to the Film Locations

Texas Chainsaw Massacre at The Morbid Imagination

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, on Wikipedia

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23 in Goth and Horror History

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Blu-Ray, $7.99 on Amazon

September 23, 2005 - Corpse Bride - Movie - Released

I was terribly disappointed by this movie (and surprisingly haven't watched it since I bought it on Blu-Ray ages ago) but 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.. and the music didn't stick in my head for days afterwards like the Nightmare Before Christmas music did.


Corpse Bride, on IMDB

Corpse Bride (Official)

Corpse Bride, on Wikipedia

Corpse Bride Fan Fiction

The Corpse Bride Fanlisting: According to Plan

Corpse Bride Screencaps, at Tim Burton Collective

Corpse Bride Script

Corpse Bride Trailer, on Apple

Corpse Bride on Tumblr

The Corpse Bride on Tumblr

Tonner Corpse Bride Fashion Doll, on eBay

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22 in Goth and Horror History

Se7en Blu-Ray, $9.99 on Amazon

September 22, 1995 - Se7en - Movie - Released

Not quite a horror movie, this dark film about serial killers is one of my favorite movies ever. 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

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21 in Goth and Horror History

Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, on Amazon

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)

Stephen King Library on Facebook

Fans of Stephen King, on Facebook

Lilja's Library Stephen King Fansite

Stephen King

Stephen King on NNDB

Stephen King on Wikipedia

F Yeah Stephen King, on Tumblr

The King Long Read Blog

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20 in Goth and Horror History

Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees MP3 Album, on Amazon

September 20, 1975 - Asia Argento - Actress – Born

September 20, 1976 – Siouxsie and the Banshees - Musicians - First live performance

Asia Argento is 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."

Siouxsie and the Banshees performed live for the first time on Monday 20th September, 1976 as part of 100 Punk Club Special.


Asia Argento, on IMDB

Asia Argento, on NNDB

Asia Argento (Official)

Asia Argento, on Wikipedia

Asia Argento Fan Page on Facebook

Siouxsie and the Banshees on Facebook

Siouxsie and the Banshees (Official)

Siouxsie and the Banshees: A Brief History (Silver Tongue Online)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19 in Goth and Horror History

Underworld Blu-Ray, $9.73 on Amazon

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

Igor Photos (

Underworld, on IMDB

Underworld Tag on Tumblr

Underworld, on Wikipedia

Underworld Trailer, on YouTube

Underworld Dialogue Script

Underworld Screencaps

Igor DVD, $6.27 on Amazon

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18 in Goth and Horror History

The Addams Family: The Complete Series, $37.99 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, has since been 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).


The Addams Family Archive

The Addams Family Unofficial Website

The Addams Family, on IMDB

The Addams Family Wiki

The Addams Family TV Series, on Wikipedia

The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family on Tumblr

The Addams Family Tag on Tumblr

The Haunting, on IMDB

The Haunting of Hill House Tag on Tumblr

The Haunting, on Wikipedia

Hellraiser, on IMDB

The Hellbound Web

Hellraiser Tag on Tumblr

Hellraiser Movie Script

Hellraiser Trailer, on YouTube

Hellraiser on Wikipedia

Hellraiser DVD, on Amazon

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10 in Goth and Horror History

Stigmata DVD, on Amazon

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5 in Goth and Horror History

The Order DVD, $7.69 on Amazon

September 5, 2003 - The Order - Movie - Released

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


The Order, on IMDB

The Order, on Wikipedia

The Order Movie Trailer, on YouTube

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 1 in Goth and Horror History

The Prophecy DVD, on Amazon

September 1, 1922 - Yvonne de Carlo - Actress - Born

September 1, 1995 - The Prophecy - Movie - Released

Yvonne de Carlo was best known for playing Lily Munster. I really enjoyed The Prophecy, but not its many sequels. Christopher Walken and Eric Stoltz in the same movie? With Viggo Mortenson as Lucifer? Awesome.


Yvonne de Carlo on IMDB

Yvonne de Carlo on NNDB

Yvonne de Carlo Official Family Website

Yvonne de Carlo on Google Image Search

The Prophecy, at IMDB

The Prophecy Screencaps

The Prophecy Trailer (NY Times)

The Prophecy Script, at Weekly Script

Lily Munster Doll, on eBay

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30 in Goth and Horror History

A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia, on Amazon

August 30, 1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Author - Born

The author of Frankenstein, thought to be the first science fiction novel. She's a very important role model to me. I have fond memories of goofing off in college reading biographies of her instead of studying my actual schoolwork.


Mary Shelley at The Literary Gothic

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley at

Mary Shelley on NNDB

Mary Shelley on Wikipedia

Mary Shelley Quotes, at Brainyquote

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29 in Goth and Horror History

Jeepers Creepers 2 DVD, $3.98 on Amazon

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

The Creeper attacks a busload of jocks.


Jeepers Creepers 2, on IMDB

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28 in Goth and Horror History

The Haunted Palace Movie Poster, on eBay

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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

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

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

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19 in Goth and Horror History

Return of the Living Dead DVD, on Amazon

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

I thought this hilarious campy flick was directed by George Romero, but I was wrong - it was directed by Dan O'Bannon.


Return of the Living Dead, on IMDB

Return of the Living Dead Trailer, on YouTube

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16 in Goth and Horror History

Lugosi: His Life in Films, on Stage, and in the Hearts of Horror Lovers, on Amazon

August 16, 1956 - Bela Lugosi - Actor - Died

August 16, 1985 - The Bride - Movie - Released

The actor best known for his role as Dracula in the 1931 classic; and a lavishly costumed Frankenstein's Bride retelling starring Sting and Jennifer Beals.


Bela Lugosi on IMDB

Bela Lugosi on NNDB

Bela Lugosi (Official Site)

The Bride on IMDB

The Bride Trailer on YouTube

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 12 in Goth and Horror History

The Skeleton Key HD DVD, $3.11 on Amazon

August 12, 1983 - Cujo - Movie - Released

August 12, 2005 - The Skeleton Key - Movie - Released

I can't stand Kate Hudson, but she did a decent job in The Skeleton Key. That's the movie we're Re-Watching together in the Darklinks Social Network this month!


Cujo, on IMDB

Cujo Trailer, on YouTube

The Skeleton Key, on IMDB

The Skeleton Key Movie Trailer, on YouTube

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 11 in Goth and Horror History

August 11, 1947 - Stuart Gordon - Director - Born

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

Stuart Gordon is known for his H.P. Lovecraft films. Sophie Lancaster was unfortunately attacked for being dressed goth, and died later from her injuries she sustained in the attack.


Stuart Gordon on IMDB

Stuart Gordon on NNDB

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation on Facebook

S.O.P.H.I.E. Charity on Twitter

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 10 in Goth and Horror History

The Others Blu-Ray, $8.69 on Amazon

August 10, 2001 - The Others - Movie - Released

This is one of my favorite ghost films! Nicole Kidman did an amazing job.


The Others, on IMDB

The Others Trailer, on YouTube

The Others Movie Script, at Screenplay Explorer

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8 in Goth and Horror History

Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson, on eBay

August 8, 1965 - Shirley Jackson - Author - Died

The author who gave us The Haunting of Hill House. She's more famous for The Lottery though, but it's not my favorite.


Shirley Jackson.Org

Shirley Jackson on NNDB

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August 5 in Goth and Horror History

Claudia's Story, on Amazon

August 5, 1972 - Anne Rice's daughter Michelle died

Michelle was the inspiration for the character of Claudia in Interview with the Vampire.



Anne Rice on Facebook

Anne Rice on Twitter

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31 in Goth and Horror History

The Lost Boys Blu-Ray, $9.99 on Amazon

July 31, 1987 - The Lost Boys - Movie - Released

It's cheesy, yes, but I just adore this vampire movie. The Frog brothers; the soundtrack; Star's amazing costumes; and a seriously sexy Kiefer Sutherland. Such fun!


The Lost Boys, on IMDB

Lost Boys Trailer, on YouTube

Lost Shadows: Lost Boys Fan Site

The Lost Boys Wiki

The Lost Boys Movie Script

Blood Ties: The Vampires of 'The Lost Boys' Fanlisting

Lost Boys David 7" Action Figure, on Amazon

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27 in Goth and Horror History

The Amityville Horror DVD, on Amazon

July 27, 1979 - The Amityville Horror - Movie - Released

Margot Kidder and James Brolin terrorized by the house they moved into.


The Amityville Horror, on IMDB

The Amityville Horror 1979 Movie Trailer, on YouTube

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18 in Goth and Horror History

Aliens Blu-Ray, on Amazon

July 18, 1986 - Aliens - Movie - Released

A nice sci-fi monster scare flick, with beautiful cinematography and some Sigourney Weaver eye candy to boot.


Aliens, on IMDB


Aliens Trailer, on YouTube

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12 in Goth and Horror History

Dracula (1931) DVD on Amazon

July 12, 1880 - Tod Browning - Director - Born

July 12, 1973 - Lon Chaney Jr. - Actor – Died

Tod Browning directed the classic horror film Dracula, which debuted in 1931. Lon Chaney, Jr. was known for his role in The Wolfman.


Tod Browning, at IMDB

Tod Browning, at Wikipedia

Lon Chaney Jr. at IMDB

Lon Chaney Jr. at Lon

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25 in Goth and Horror History

The Omen Blu-Ray, on Amazon

June 25, 1976- The Omen - Movie - Released

June 25, 1982 - The Thing - Movie - Released

The Omen - making us creeped out by cute little kids since 1976. And today is the important 30th anniversary of John Carpenter's extraterrestrial creature horror movie.


The Omen on IMDB

The Omen Chronicles

The Omen Trailer, on YouTube

The Omen, on Wikipedia

The Thing, on IMDB

The Thing Fanlisting

The Thing Fansite: Outpost 31

The Thing Trailer, on YouTube

The Thing, on Wikipedia

The Thing Blu-Ray, $7.99 on Amazon