November 16, 2011

4 Cool and Morbid Hearse Clubs

I think it's pretty cool that owners of classic hearses band together into communities, create events and drive their hearses around in caravans and parades!

Denver Hearse Club

A pretty active hearse club in Colorado.

NOLA Hearses and Pro Cars

They're proud they've been banned from 6 New Orleans-area cemeteries.

Mortis City Hearse Club of Michigan

This Detroit area hearse club features forums, a gallery, mailing list and chat room for area enthusiasts.

Rain City Hearse Club

A Seattle-Tacoma area club.

Rain City Hearse Club, on Facebook

November 9, 2011

4 Seemingly Cool Dark and Gothic Restaurants

Tokyo's Alice in Wonderland Restaurant

Extensive photos from this blogger's visit to the themed restaurant in Tokyo. I'm jealous!

Alice in Wonderland Restaurant, at

Draculas in Australia

This chain of restaurants features burlesque and cabaret dinner theater shows. Dracula's in Queensland is currently featuring "Redrum Cabaret," and in Melbourne they're performing "Sin and Tonic." I definitely hope to check one of these out if my dream comes true and I get to tour Australia in the next couple of years.

Dracula Dinner

This Dracula-themed dinner show takes place at several different restaurants (often hotel restaurants) in Germany. You can also book a themed show for your office party or private event. The site is in German, of course. You can browse through the photo gallery.

Pizzeria Dracula

A pizza place in Krakow, Poland. They seem to have a large selection of pizzas, and apparently serve on plates bearing a cute Dracula illustration.

New Goth Links for November 9, 2011


Dr. Shroud, the Animated Series

A really interesting, morbidly playful web series from 2005. Dr. Shroud is a reformed vampire who is a plastic surgeon and vampire killer. You can watch the episodes on Newgrounds and on YouTube.

Dr. Shroud on Facebook


The Alterium

A social network for the alternative, goth and fetish lifestyles. It appears to be run on the Ning platform. There are blogs, groups, events and a section for music.

Vampire Social

A fairly large and active vampire social network that also looks like it's run on Ning. Lots of groups, and very active forums. There's also a bit of a focus on vampire dating here.

Werewolf Ball

"Werewolf Ball is the social networking website for Werewolves, Shifters, Therians, and Otherkin. We are a home for real people across the globe." Resources and databases for werewolf-related info.


William Castle's Blog

Legendary horror filmmaker of the 1950s and 1960s blogs about his current projects. He recently announced that his daughter Terry is taking over William Castle Productions.

Del Toro Films

A fan site for dark director and author Guillermo del Toro. His films include the lavishly dark and beautiful Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Blade 2, Mimic and several other in the dark and horror genres.

The fan site offers news on everything he's up to (I'm looking forward to his final book in the Strain Trilogy: The Night Eternal), plus an active discussion forum.


Evil Pawn Jewelry

This shop sells really cool skull cameo designs on rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. They also sell vintage style goth necklaces, elegant hair combs, and unusual skull and pirate engagement rings. Truly gorgeous things here.

A shop selling adorably spooky goodies including skull-bedecked baby bibs; Frankenstein aprons; bat and skull kitchen mitts, pot holders and kitchen towels; monster and vampire pillows; tote bags and hats with dark and horror themes.

It makes me nervous that the copyright notice says 2008 though - is this shop still open? I'd suggest using the contact link to verify before purchasing anything.

--Copyright 2011 Carrie Carolin

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