December 31, 2010
Here you can view Ana Camamiel's sketches, illustrations, comic, and handmade dolls. The dolls are cute, not too spooky, and there's even a line of pirate dolls. The artist runs an Etsy shop to sell some of her pieces.
I absolutely love this Canadian artist's style. Despite a really busy afternoon today, I stopped and took time to look at every painting featured here. More than a few of these works are based on fairytales (Snow White, Red Riding Hood, etc) and many feature woodland creatures. Some of my favorite pieces here are "La Fee Verte," "The Poisoned Apple," and "Hemlock." I'd love to see a Tarot deck by her!
His illustrations are fantastic, surreal, and steampunkish. With of course, a dark touch. Some of my favorite color illustrations are Saint of Parasites,, Halfling Executors of Megalys,, and Scribe. You might enjoy his black and white illustration and his concept art as well. I spent quite a lot of time browsing through this gallery today and I don't regret it!
Beautifully dark surreal paintings and illustrations, plus hauntingly beautiful dark art dolls. I chuckled when I saw A Disappearance, and I love the imagery in Above and Below II. So much interesting work to see here!
I know my sister is going to drag me to this "Beauty and the Beast" retelling. I'm already rolling my eyes at the plot: Goth classmate Kendra "casts a spell" on the male protagonist. At least the imagery in the trailers looks visually interesting.
And now we come to The Rite, which will surely be cheesy and shlocky, but can you really pass up another creepy Anthony Hopkins performance? This probably is a "renter," but I bet I'll make time to see it in the theater.
DARK MOVIES: ABOUT THE GENRE
Here someone has done us the kindness of hunting down links to cool old horror movies that you can watch online - not just on Hulu, but also on YouTube and other sites. Each movie is nicely categorized and has a small description to help you decide if you want to watch it, plus a link to its IMDB entry. Currently featuring films including Dracula Vs. Frankenstein, Atom Age Vampire, and Carnival of Souls.
Formerly a 28 Days Later fan page, this blog has evolved into a general horror site. It features horror film news, articles, analyses, reviews, and the occasional interview.
I know you've all seen this link long before now. Just putting it here to make sure it gets into my archival database.
This Etsy shop sells dark fashions and accessories for pets. Currently selling bat wings, dog capes, squeaky toys, and dog dresses.
This tiny Etsy shop only offers a handful of jewelry pieces right now, but I thought some of you would enjoy looking at them. Her style is "The Victorian naturalist," so you'll find a intriguing mixture of metal keys, agate, bone, beads, beetle wings, and more in these pieces.
A huge eBay store selling goth, medieval and Renaissance clothing, accessories and jewelry. They also sell some pagan accoutrements such as chalices, daggers, and crystal balls.
An Etsy shop selling gothic, Lolita and steampunk attire and jewelry. I like the steampunk crown, I haven't seen anything like that in my web travels yet.
GOTH HISTORY AND LIFESTYLE:
This is rapidly developing into a very important goth lifestyle resource. Wendy does an amazing job of social networking and finding interesting links to post and fascinating discussions to start with her page followers. I always enjoy seeing what she posts every day on her Facebook page.
This is a free-to-play steampunk fantasy MMORPG. I haven't made time to try it yet, I'll leave that up to you! The client download is almost a gig in size.
Keep up-to-date with Riese, the steampunk web series recently acquired by SciFi, here on this Facebook page.
This steampunk home decor blog hasn't been updated since November. I really really hope they keep posting to this blog. It always featured fascinating posts and pictures.
A scholarly and intellectual approach to steampunk culture. Recent posts have included Steampunk Reads of the Year, a steampunk Star Wars article, and a review of James Blaylock's The Idol's Eye. Definitely a blog you'll want to bookmark if you're interested in steampunk.
HORROR LITERATURE RESOURCES:
Absolutely fantastic Anne Ricean fan art. I cannot believe the amount of time the artists put into these images. This gallery also features works by Durer and other master artists that were either mentioned in the books or seem to fit in with the themes.
I don't have anything against affiliate bookshops, so long as they provide value and interesting content. This one does - check out Vicky London's reviews of recent vampire books as well as news on upcoming releases. I enjoy the occasional vampire book, but don't read widely enough in the genre to personally keep up with what's going on. So when I'm in the mood for a little bloodthirsty reading, this affiliate shop helps me quickly catch up on new interesting books that have come out recently.
DARK ONLINE MAGAZINES:
An online literary magazine for horror fiction. There's also a bit of noir, speculative fiction, poetry, art and photography. Not updated recently, I'm hoping to see more here in 2011.
"The Unclean delivers timely and creative content on a collection of subculture related topics. Industrial music, horror movies & comics, special events, galleries of art & fashion." This place really needs a logo. Other than that, I'm very enthused about this resource. The last update was December first though as far as I can tell.
GOTH AND HORROR BLOGS:
A horror movie blog. You'll also find value in the interesting horror blog links on the right hand side.
A well-written horror movie blog focusing on older horror films. I enjoy the writing style here.
Lady Euphoria Deathwatch's blog on her life and current musings.
Happy New Year's Eve!