Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31 in Goth and Horror History

The House on Haunted Hill, on Amazon

May 31, 1977 - William Castle - Director - Died

Best known for The House on Haunted Hill, but also directed many horror and B Movies.


William Castle on IMDB

William Castle on NNDB

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29 in Goth and Horror History

James Whale Biography, on Amazon

May 29, 1957 - James Whale - Director - Died

Best known for directing Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.


James Whale, on IMDB

James Whale, on NNDB

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23 in Goth and Horror History

The Shining Blu-Ray, on Amazon

May 23, 1980 - The Shining - Movie - Released

May 23, 1986 - Poltergeist 2 - Movie - Released

"Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance." I can't believe my father snuck me to see The Shining when I was just 11 years old. My mom would have killed him if she found out. I did have a couple nightmares about the bloody elevator scene, but I am so glad I got to see this film on the big screen when it first came out.

Poltergeist 2 is a decent follow-up sequel. I don't re-watch it very often (I do enjoy seeing the first film every few years) and I never go back to the horrid Poltergeist 3.


Poltergeist II: The Other Side, on IMDB

Poltergeist II Trailer, on YouTube

They're All Here: The Poltergeist Series Fanlisting

The Shining, on IMDB

The Shining Trailer, on YouTube

Room 237 Documentary Film on The Shining

The Shining Fanlisting

Video Analysis of The Shining, on YouTube

Mstrmnd's Essay on The Shining

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22 in Goth and Horror History

Morrissey Greatest Hits, on Amazon

May 22, 1959 - Morrissey - Singer - Born

May 22, 1992 - Alien 3 - Movie - Released

May 22, 2009 - World Goth Day - Holiday - Began

Happy birthday to the former lead singer of The Smiths, Steven Patrick Morrissey, beloved of many goths.

Also, a mediocre addition to the Alien sci-fi horror movie series debuted on this day.

In 2009, a group of individuals in the UK were inspired to start World Goth Day after a BBC6 music show about the subculture aired.


Alien 3, on IMDB

Alien 3, on Wikipedia

Morrissey, on Facebook

World Goth Day, on Facebook

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20 in Goth and Horror History

Dominion DVD, on Amazon

May 20, 2005 - Dominion (Exorcist Prequel) - Movie - Released

I tend to pretend this prequel never happened, personally.


Dominion, at IMDB

Dominion Trailer, on YouTube

Dominion Prequel, on Wikipedia

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11 in Goth and Horror History

The Crow 18" Action Figure, on eBay

May 11, 1984 - Firestarter - Movie - Released

May 11, 1994 - The Crow - Movie - Released

The Crow had a major impact on the goth scene at the time of its release. Thousands of Crow fan sites sprung up around the newly developing web. Join us at the Darklinks network to re-watch it in May.


The Crow, on IMDB

Believe in Angels: The Crow Fanlisting

Crow Fans Online

James O'Barr Crow Fans Online (Official)

The Crow Trailer, on YouTube

The Crow's Loft

Firestarter, on IMDB

Firestarter, on Wikipedia

Firestarter Trailer, on YouTube

Brandon Lee, on NNDB

The Crow, at Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 8, 2012