This Italian surrealist artist features Biblical, religious and mythological themes in his artwork. His paintings are not ultra-dark or depressing, but they intrigue me a lot and I wanted to show them to you.
Carrie Anne Baade
Impressive surrealist art from an assistant professor at Florida State. My favorite of her paintings here is the steampunkesque "Queen Bitch."
Federico Bebber is an Italian digital artist. His creations figure black, white, and dark grey primarily. He says his work is the product of a great restlessness. These pieces are especially haunting to me.
Tea Party Love
The art of Sarah Joncas. There are a lot of paintings to look at here. She works in oil and in graphite on paper. Her work is described as pop surrealist, and it's not super dark. My favorite so far is Lucifer's Bride.
The Black Wardrobe
"Dark glamour for everyday and everynight." Designer Nora Benhayyi's dark pinup and vintage style clothing. Also check out her blog.
Deep Midnight Perfumes
The perfume oils here are grouped into themes: Victorian Gothic, Steampunk, Fantasy/Magic, and Halloween. "Haunted Hayride" is scented to evoke candy, hay, pumpkins, marshmallows, and frankincense.
Dark Empire Shop
A German shop selling Manic Panic, eyelid jewels, Bleeding Edge goth dolls, and some cosmetics.
Mad Scientists Designs
This shop sells gorgeous boas, headpieces, hairpieces, hair accessories, hats and gloves. Great for burlesque or over-the-top avant garde goth outfits. Most of the pieces are fully customizable, so you can request different color combinations. My favorite is La Sylphide.
Pearls and Swine
They sell goth fascinators, crowns, some interesting but not goth collars, some really cool eye patches and masks, steampunk fascinators and lots of other types of fascinators. Really fun browsing here!
Veil of Visions
This London-based shop sells clothing and accessories for goth, steampunk, Lolita, Victorian, Cyber, Burlesque and Rockabilly enthusiasts. They carry chokers, hats and fascinators, hair accessories, coats, jackets, dresses, corsets, T-shirts, and patches.
X-Files Community on Livejournal
An LJ community that's still a nice haven for X-files watchers. Currently someone is re-watching seasons 3 and 4 and sharing their comments.
The Los Angeles Darkside Livejournal community. A great way to find out about upcoming goth shows, club nights and events in the LA area.
A community for goths in Bristol who are voracious readers.
Very frequently updated news on horror movies. There's also a section for news on horror games.
Fan of the Dead
A 52 minute documentary on the making of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Return of the Living Dead. (The originals, not the remakes). The filmmaker takes you to the Pennsylvania locations where the movies were filmed.
This blog covers horror books and authors, movies, TV, and horror news. There's also a Vintage Horror Radio podcast, which has 44 episodes. Sadly the last episode was produced a year ago. The blog looks sporadically updated, but it's worth the wait to read these quality posts and reviews.
Evil Club Empire
Three or four different clubs in the LA area. It's hard to tell since their Facebook "About" page doesn't offer any info and there's no "About" page on the website. Anyway, this appears to cover news for Blue Mondays, Perversion on Thursdays, and Clockwork Orange on Fridays in Hollywood. If you live in the LA area, it's probably a good idea to Like this and/or add it to your Twitter feed so you can keep up on the club nights they're offering.
A Tumblr blog about goths of color. Lots and lots of gorgeous gothic fashions are shown here, with beautiful goths wearing them.
--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin