August 10, 2014

Dark and Horror Television Shows We Can Enjoy Watching This Fall

The Strain will continue with a few more episodes until the season finale on October 5.

Network: FX; Sundays at 10pm.

The Sleepy Hollow Season 2 premiere is Monday, September 22.

Network: Fox; Mondays at 9pm.

Sleepy Hollow on Facebook

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Trailer

Resurrection season 2 premieres on Sunday, September 28.

Network: ABC; Sundays at 9pm.

Resurrection on Facebook

Resurrection Season 2 Extended Promo

Z-Nation premieres sometime in September.

Network: Syfy.

Z-Nation Trailer

Town of the Living Dead is a new unscripted reality show at SyFy. The first episode premieres on October 7.

Network: SyFy; Tuesdays at 10pm.

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premieres on Thursday, October 2.

Network: The CW; Thursdays at 8pm.

The Vampire Diaries, on Facebook

The Vampire Diaries Comic-Con Trailer

The second season of The Originals premieres on Monday, October 6.

Network: The CW; Mondays at 8pm.

The Originals, on Facebook

The Originals Comic-Con Trailer

Supernatural returns on Tuesday, October 7.

Network: The CW; Tuesdays at 9pm.

Supernatural on Facebook

Supernatural Teaser Trailer

The Walking Dead returns October 12.

Network: AMC; Sundays at 9pm.

The Walking Dead on Facebook

The Walking Dead Comic-Con Trailer

American Horror Story: Freakshow premieres on October 15.

Network: FX

American Horror Story: Freakshow on Facebook

American Horror Story: Freakshow articles on Huffington Post

American Horror Story: Freakshow trailer

Grimm returns October 24.

Network: NBC; Fridays at 9pm.

Grimm on Facebook

Constantine premieres October 24.

Network: NBC; Fridays at 10pm.

Constantine on Facebook

Constantine Trailer

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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7 Best Spider Baking Tutorials for Halloween

1. Halloween Spider Cake Pops

Halloween Spider Cake Pops

From: My Cupcake Addiction

2. Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes

Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes

From: Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio

3. Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

From: Tammy - Yoyomax12

4. Scary Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Scary Halloween Spider Cupcakes

From: Floss Cupcakes

5. Spiderweb Frosted Cake

Spiderweb Frosted Cake

From: Martha Stewart

6. Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

From: Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio

7. Creepy Spider Cookies

Creepy Spider Cookies

From: Haniela's

It's never too early to start practicing baking and decorating Halloween treats!

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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August 8, 2014

A Quick Set of New Dark Links for a Friday Evening


The Gothic Wanderer

Author Tyler R. Tichelaar’s blog on gothic literature. The blog is rarely updated, but when it is, the posts are well thought out, intriguing, and well written. I'm sure to learn something I didn't know about gothic fiction every time I stop by.

Mystery, Madness & Magic in the Footsteps of Dark Shadows

Steven Dark's intricate blog and website with info on Jack the Ripper, memento mori, the Elektrikal Dark Tower podcast, and plenty of other dark nooks and crannies to explore.


Blackveil Gothic

I like to stop by Blackveil Gothic's setlists from time to time (the DJ is DJ De'Ath) because I always find interesting bands to research or songs I hadn't heard yet by goth or darkwave bands. The most recent setlist posted is from July 19.

Blackveil Gothic at Wordpress

The Marching Men

This band is a Sisters of Mercy Tribute band from Leeds in the United Kingdom. Their most recent show was all the way back in February, according to a flyer on their website. I hope they're still active! Check out their "Driven Like the Snow" cover.

The Marching Men on YouTube

Razor Skyline

This goth/industrial band is from San Francisco. They feature female vocals. Check out their "After the Flood" and "Andrea" songs on YouTube.

The Razor Skyline, on Facebook

Requiem Podcast

This industrial club podcast is hosted on Vampire Radio. The podcast was just updated today, with songs by Spiritual Bat, Die Form, Agonoize and other bands. The podcast is presented by DJ Count from Chicago and DJ Sound Palate. The podcast has been going since 2008!

The Requiem Industrial Podcast, on Facebook


The Austin Vampire Ball

"Romanian Nights." How delightful that someone organized this! The Austin, Texas vampire ball will take place October 25, 2014. Imagine all the beautiful goth finery that will be worn on display here!

The Austin Vampire Ball on Facebook

Incubate 2014

This indie music festival will take place in Tilburg in the Netherlands on September 15-21. The bands playing are really diverse. The lineup includes Current 93 (swoon!), and a huge list of bands I'm not familiar with but you might be.


Mask-Fest is a convention for monster art, masks, and Halloween/FX makeup. It's part of HorrorHound Weekend. The convention will take place in Indianapolis the weekend of September 5-7, 2014. Guests include Mads Mikkelsen from the Hannibal TV show, and Jason Patric from the Lost Boys movie!

Mask-Fest on Facebook

Mask-Fest on Twitter

Walker Stalker Convention

There are several upcoming Walker Stalker horror/zombie convention events across the USA: Atlanta on October 17-19, 2014; New York December 13-14; and events in San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta in early 2015.

Walker Stalker Convention on Facebook


Cute Lou Couture

This shop full of fabulous goth clothes is based in Mannheim, Germany. Check out the newest item, a really cool Bloody Bats bolero.

Renfield's Garden

Walter is a fine art printer working out of Endicott, New York. He uses archival papers and inks to create these framable posters. Be sure to check out the Melancholy Masterworks section of his store.

Renfield's Garden on Etsy


Designer clothing from Los Angeles, currently featuring a dark and skull-themed collection. (They're not at all trying to be goth btw). The website is a bit pretentious and hoity-toity fashiony, but I bet you'll like looking at the intriguing, unusual designs of the clothing pieces here. (Skip the boring Tops section in the Womens area, and go straight to Dresses).

Skingraft on Facebook

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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Goth Shopaholic

Halloween Shopaholic

August 4, 2014

New Dark and Gothic Links for a Macabre Monday


Cemetery Culture

This Facebook page is devoted to cemetery art.

Cemetery Culture on Faceboook

Death Salon

Death Salon is a very intriguing and important resource. They have held two Death Salon events, one in the US and one in the UK. They're encouraging people to talk about the taboo topic of death, in a thoughtful, open manner. They're trying to develop community around the topic. See the About Us page for more information. Their blog and Twitter feed are full of useful related information on death, grieving, ritual and culture.

Death Salon on Facebook

Death Salon on Twitter

Digging Graves

This Facebook group has over 2500 members. It's a moderated group for everyone who "digs" graves and cemeteries (figuratively or literally.) Photos of graveyards, churchyards, tombstones, crypts, mausoleums, funerals and other related things are welcome.

Digging Graves Group on Facebook


Betties N Brimstone

Jen, Steph and Lisa blog together about retro home decor, DIY, crafts, baking, and vintage. They seem more like tattoo/rockabilly style folks than goths, but I think my goth readers will still enjoy their posts a great deal. Check out their style guide to bangs hairstyles, their Top 5 Kitchen Cheats, and a Vacation Dreams shopping finds post that's fun to browse. They're associated with the Hell Razor Etsy shop.

Hell Razor Art on Pinterest

Betties N Brimstone on Tumblr

Hell Razor Art on Twitter

Cupcakes & Cadavers

Courtney's blog. She recently heard Neil Gaiman at Usher Hall, went to see the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland, and shares pics from her walk exploring Corstophine Tower. I like how many adventures she creates for herself to experience!

Look What the Bats Dragged In

Kierra is a freelance photographer and events coordinator, living in Sydney, Australia. She blogs about cosmetics and fingernail polish, with occasional outfit posts thrown in as well. She's currently reviewing a Powder Perfect nail polish, another Powder Perfect called Foreboding, and reviewing Star Nail Studs from BornPrettyStore.

Look What the Bats Dragged In on Facebook

Look What the Bats Dragged In on Instagram

Look What the Bats Dragged In on Pinterest

Look What the Bats Dragged In on Tumblr


Kurios, by Cirque du Soleil

"Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities" is Cirque du Soleil's foray into steampunk. The show is currently performing in Canada. Kurios opens in San Francisco on November 14. I'm excited they're coming to Seattle - we'll definitely go!

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil, on Facebook


Circuit Breaker Club

A monthly dark electronic, coldwave, and industrial night that takes place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The event takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Their djs are Saccharide, Murnau, and Corvix.

Circuit Breaker Club

Ghost House

It makes my heart swell with a black pride and bleak joy that even tiny Eugene, Oregon can support a goth nightclub. It happens on the first Wednesday of every month.

Ghost House on Facebook

Goth/Industrial Flyer

This Facebook group encourages you to post your goth/industrial club or event flyer here. Nearly 1000 members have signed up - I wonder how many are there just to promote and how many are there to get info on clubs and events?

Goth/Industrial Flyer on Facebook

Part Time Punks

This post-punk, punk, industrial, coldwave, darkwave, synth pop club is on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The club is open every Sunday night.

Part Time Punks on Facebook


Doctor Macabre's Laboratory

This horror blog focuses on horror Blu-Ray movie news and reviews. These are the most detail-oriented, well written, thoughtful and complete reviews I've seen yet on a horror genre site - good job! They're currently reviewing Deadly Eyes, Curtains, and Anaconda.

Doctor Macabre's Laboratory

Doctor Macabre's Laboratory on Facebook

The Overlook Hotel

This Tumblr is a fan site dedicated to the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining. Posts include rare trailers, photos of the Grady twins actresses, props, collectibles, posters, ephemera, collectibles, behind-the-scenes trivia, and other cool stuff. I love this!

The Overlook Hotel on Facebook

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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