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