August 29, 2011

New Goth Links for Late August 2011


Alexsandra Marchoka

Here's the portfolio of a dark erotic illustrator from Poland. Check out her vision of Thumbelina and Persephone with Hades.

Dark Forest

Patricio Oliver's exploration of dark character design. Check out the rest of his portfolio here too - amazingly cool dark toys.

Lex Machina Photography

The gallery of a dark photographer and talented digital artist from Detroit. There are goth fashion, steampunk, and fetish exhibits you can enjoy browsing through here.

Lex Machina Photography on Facebook


The Burtonesque Dolls

"Where freaky meets fun, cute and funky!" This too-colorful blog won't be to everyone's liking here, but I can't resist its Burton fangirl exuberance. These bloggers do lots of graphic art, papercrafting, scrapbooking, and other creative projects based on imagery and tropes from Tim Burton movies. If you can handle cutesiness, you might enjoy looking through here real quickly.


This blog's focus is on writing steampunk fiction. Recent posts have included an introduction to steampunk airship troupes, an article on gun modding, and of course several book reviews.

The Vault of Horror

A horror blog written by several talented contributors. Refreshingly, this is full of good content, not just movie reviews, trailer links or news repeated from Dread Central. Lots to read here, you'll want to come back every couple days.

The Vault of Horror, on Facebook

The Vault of Horror, on Twitter


Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode

This documentary was produced by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula. It was shot in Whitby, London, and Transylvania. It tells the story of Bram Stoker and his novel Dracula.


The Woman in Black

A ghost story, set in England and starring Daniel Radcliffe. The trailer showcases a fabulous creepy house with wonderful set design and costuming, so now I'm more excited about this film. I could do without the stereotypical creepy animatronic monkey, though!

The Woman in Black, at

The Woman in Black, on IMDB



Fabulous mosaic stained glass Day of the Dead skulls are sold here. Some are plaster, decorated with upcycled wine bottle glass. They're lifesized. I can only imagine how many fabulous compliments I'd get if I had one of these displayed proudly in my curio cabinet.


Here's an Etsy shop with lots of cool El Dia de Los Muertos art and goodies. There are prints, sugar skull masks, matchbox Day of the Dead shrines, paintings and a few pieces of jewelry.


Butterfly Absinthe

This company produces absinthe based on a Boston-area absinthe produced in the early 1900s. Historians have carefully researched the antique version to help develop the recipe for this modern distillation. The website includes info on the history of absinthe, plus a blog and cocktail recipes.

Butterfly Absinthe on Facebook

--Carrie Carolin

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