August 26, 2012

10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the US

1. Lafayette Cemetery #1

New Orleans, Louisiana. Established in 1833.

Lafayette Cemetery Research Project

Lafayette Cemetery #1 at

Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery #1, at

Lafayette Cemetery #1, at The Greenery

2. St. Louis Cemetery #1

New Orleans, Louisiana.

St. Louis Cemetery #1, at Haunted New Orleans Tours

St. Louis Cemetery #1

St. Louis Cemetery #1 at

New Orleans Lady's St. Louis Cemetery #1 Pics, on Flickr

3. Lake View Cemetery

Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1869.

Lake View Cemetery at

Lake View Cemetery at

Lake View Cemetery at Forgotten

4. Lake View Cemetery

Seattle, Washington. It began as Seattle Masonic Cemetery in 1872. I love touring this cemetery, always making sure to take out-of-town visitors here, plus visiting in spring and in fall.

Lake View Cemetery at

Lake View Cemetery, by Deadmantalking, on Flickr

5. Bonaventure Cemetery

Savannah, Georgia. Incorporated in 1847.

Bonaventure Historical

Bonaventure Cemetery Tours on Facebook

Bonaventure Cemetery Tours

Tour Bonaventure

Bonaventure Cemetery Pics by Peachy92, on Flickr

Bonaventure Cemetery Pictures

Hauntingly Beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery (The Graveyard Shift

Bonaventure Cemetery, at

6. Bellefontaine Cemetery

St. Louis, Missouri.

Bellefontaine Cemetery, on Facebook

Bellefontaine Cemetery at

7. The Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1838.

The Green-Wood Cemetery, on Facebook

Green-Wood Cemetery Photos, on Facebook

Tombs and Catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery (Video)

8. Albany Rural Cemetery

Albany, New York. Opened in 1844.

Albany Rural Cemetery at

Albany Rural Cemetery Blog

9. Forest Hills Cemetery

Boston, Massachusetts. This garden cemetery began in 1848.

Forest Hills Educational Trust

Forest Hills Cemetery (Yankee Magazine)

Forest Hills Cemetery, at

Forest Hills Cemetery Pics: The Fine Art of Eternal Resting (

Forest Hills Cemetery Lantern Festival (Out of the Lens)

Forest Hills Cemetery Receiving Tomb (Flickr)

10. Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831.

Mount Auburn Cemetery on Facebook

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, by Chris Devers, on Flickr

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Group, on Flickr

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, at

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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August 25, 2012

Frankenweenie Link Roundup

Frankenweenie Trailers

Frankenweenie Trailers, at Apple

Official Disney Frankenweenie Website

Frankenweenie 360 Degree Set Tours

Tour the set three different ways, using your mouse to rotate around the video of the set and check it out. You can also click on hotspots in the video for more info. (Pretty amazing technology!) Producer Allison gives you a guided tour in the videos.

Frankenweenie on IMDB

The Art of Frankenweenie

Disney's production art website, coming soon.

Frankenweenie Character Posters

Frankenweenie Character Posters, at MovieWeb

Frankenweenie - The Original Short

Frankenweenie (1984) on YouTube

Frankenweenie TV Spots

Two TV spots you'll see airing this fall.

Frankeweenie TV Spots, at Bloody Disgusting

Frankenweenie Group

The Frankenweenie fan group at the Darklinks social network.

I'll add more links as I find them and as they're developed!

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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August 23, 2012

Dark Side of the News for August 23, 2012

The Apparition opens in theaters tomorrow. "Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment." Hrm. Can't say I'm too excited other than that Ashley Greene is pretty to look at. Still, it's better than having no dark or horror movies opening this weekend!

The Apparition on IMDB

The Apparition, on Rotten Tomatoes

I'm not very excited about the Carrie remake. But at least it has the adorable, talented Chloe Moretz in it. You can peek at Entertainment Weekly's exclusive look at the remake, which also stars Julianne Moore.

Don't miss the BBC's article on The Last Goths of Tashkent, about goths being persecuted in Uzbekistan.

Irish Times has an article on Robert Smith: Accidental Megastar.

Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the London Film Fest.

Iconic horror film company Hammer Films now has its own YouTube channel.

Designers at Disneyland and Disneyworld are working on this year's Haunted Mansion Holiday displays.

Disneyland Making Its Tallest Gingerbread House (Orange County Register)

Sneak Peek: Jack's Gingerbread House Arrives at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland Park (Disney Parks Blog)

An author reminisces about how strongly Clive Barker's Books of Blood affected him.

Entertainment Weekly is featuring The Walking Dead season 3 on their latest cover.

Eli Roth, director of Hostel, has been working on a "haunted hotel and casino" attraction in Las Vegas. The Goretorium will be open year-round. The two story building is imagined as a hotel called "The Delmont." Inside, there's a casino, a bar called Bloody Mary's, and even a wedding chapel where horror fanatics can choose to rent for their horrific wedding ceremony.

It's due to open September 27.

Goretorium on Facebook

Eli Roth Swoons Over His Haunted Vegas Goretorium Hotel (Entertainment Weekly)

Eli Roth Talks Goretorium, Guts and Thanksgiving (Behind the Thrills)

Eli Roth's Goretorium Opens on the Vegas Strip September 27 (Horror Unlimited)

Eli Roth's Goretorium Brings the Spirit of Vegas to Halloween All Year Long (

I'm looking for volunteer moderators for the Frankenweenie and "666 Park Avenue" groups at the Darklinks Social Network. Just someone who has about 15 minutes per day to post the latest news and links on those topics.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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New Dark and Gothic Links for August 23, 2012


Purely Vile

I'm not sure how to describe this blog - it's just so interesting! Currently posting about a retrospective of the Quay brothers dolls and puppets; sharing gorgeous scans from the fall issue of W magazine; a post on London gay slang that references Morrissey; and stunning art dolls from Marina Bychkova. I am so eager to see what this New York-based blogger posts next!

The Spooky Vegan

Blogging about Halloween, horror, and of course, veganism. Check out her recent posts on HomeGoods' Halloween 2012 offerings; some Trader Joe's vegan food reviews; Michael's Crafts 2012 Halloween items; and OPI's Skullicious Halloween 2012 nail polish collection. I usually find fun reads and pics every time I visit this blog.

Through the Looking Glass

This graphic artist lives in Finland. She blogs about fashion, horror, vintage things, dark romanticism, and gloomy things. Check out her amazing gorgeous photographs she had taken of herself in her Sixth Seal, Ninth Gate post. She's so beautiful! Visit her older archived posts to see more pics of her fashion finds, outfits and shoes.


Crude Things

This shop isn't dark or goth, but has such unusual items I wanted to share it with you anyway. It's described as "carnival style" and features lots of colorful stripey clothing. But you can find a couple darker pieces here. Check out their spikey vampire halter top, Victorian tail coat, black web shawl, and red gothic raincoat.

Crude Things shop on Etsy

Crude Things on Facebook

Lovechild Boudoir

This UK-based shop sells steampunk bustle skirts, breeches and bloomers, corsets, dresses, jackets, and accessories. They also carry a few pieces of vintage lingerie and some wedding and bridal items.

Lovechild Boudoir on Facebook

The Plumed Serpent

This store is a little off topic as it specializes in "deco glamour and tribal chic." However, I thought some of you might enjoy checking out the fanciful feathered headdresses here. Plus the models are beautiful and the photography is fantastic.

The Plumed Serpent shop on Etsy

The Plumed Serpent on Facebook

Sinister Soles

A really cool gothic shoe shop based in Philadelphia. It's run by a husband-and-wife team. They sell Mary Jane and Lolita style shoes; gothic boots; creepers; steampunk; Victorian; cyber and other subculture styles of shoes and boots. The selection here is amazing. I'm going to poke around a bit more to see if they sell any vegan shoes, as I personally choose not to wear leather. (I'm sort of sick of shopping for cheap non-leather shoes at Payless!)

Sinister Soles on Facebook

Sinister Soles on Twitter

Violent Delights

This eBay store sells goth, steampunk, rocker and Victorian clothing. Brands they carry include Living Dead Souls, Iron Fist, Hell Bunny, Too Fast, Tripp NYC, Sullen and Spin Doctor.


Goth Mary Poppins

A 24 year old woman blogs from her home in Budapest. She loves kids and enjoys baking muffins with her 11 year old sister, thus the blog name. Currently blogging about beauty products, her "Creative Goth Summer" crafting projects, and some of her shopping finds.

The Midnight Ballroom

Duskrose Dreaming blogs about Gothic Lolita, her craft efforts, tea parties and fashion.


Into the Dark

Horror, sci-fi, indie and fantasy movie news and reviews. They also offer the Cast Into the Dark podcast. Currently reviewing ParaNorman and Beasts of the Southern Wild.



"Esoteric Steampunk Lodge of the Retro-future." There's quite an interesting mix of topics covered here: aliens, the paranormal, Lovecraft, vampires, steampunk, absinthe, ghost hunting and some other things you might enjoy peeking at.

Steamy Stitches

The steampunk buy and sell community, on Livejournal.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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August 21, 2012

New Dark Links for August 21, 2012



Enjoyable illustrations of ghosts, skulls, vampire girls, zombies, and pumpkins. The artist, Schuyler Abrams, lives in Savannah, Georgia.

The Bizarre Art of Schuyler Abrams Blog

Jim Kazanjian

Oh my god. These images of dark, odd, freaky houses and buildings just blew me away. So amazing. Apparently his work consists of composites of up to 50 photographs collaged together using software and his talent for manipulating images. The results are stunning. He certainly has an eye for this.

The artist lives in Portland, Oregon. His work is currently being exhibited at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jim Kazanjian on Facebook

Jim Kazanjian on Twitter

Travis Louie

Surreal art styled as though it's vintage portraiture. Ok, I linked to this artist back in 2010 but since then he's developed a Facebook and Twitter presence, so I thought I'd do an update here. I promise I won't get in the habit of relisting previous links though!

Art of Travis Louie Blog

Travis Louie Art on Facebook

Travis Louie

Travis Louie on Twitter


Strange Little Girls

This shop sells dark little gothic rag dolls by UK artist Jo Hards. The dolls are made from cloth and are considered art dolls and collectors' items. My favorite doll here is "Starling," pictured above.

Strange Little Girls on Facebook


The Everyday Goth

Mary Rose's blog. I enjoy this blog a lot. Every time I come back, I find myself going back deeper into the archives of old posts reading over things I'd missed. Currently blogging about thoughts on workplace dress codes; the link between BDSM and goth; a nice guide to cemetery etiquette; and Halloween decor for year-round design.

HORROR GENRE: Horror Podcast

Podcasts appear to be posted every couple weeks, and mainly cover reviews and discussion of horror films from the past 1-20 years. I love the episode titles, such as Episode 78: "Come Out, Come Out, Whereever You Are." Perfect for a podcast discussing Cape Fear.

In the Games of Madness

Thoughts on horror game development from the Swedish designers of a couple dark games. Recent posts include The Self, Presence and Storytelling; Horror Tip: Slender; and thoughts on the Walking Dead game.

The Monster Channel

Here's the world's first 24/7 interactive horror television channel. You can't watch it on cable, but you sure as hell can easily watch it right on your PC. You can also stream it over the net onto your existing gaming or TV equipment. Developed by my old friend Joe Sena from Universal.

While you watch the shows (currently they're acquiring horror and monster content broadcast rights as quickly as they can) you can chat with other viewers. I couldn't find a way to quickly pause or mute a noisy commercial, so ended up going backwards to get away from it. (I do understand why commercials need to be here). Relieved to find you can pause and mute the actual shows. It looks like this is running via Livestream.

I have no idea what I'm watching live right now - I'm looking all over the screen for a bug or any kind of notification as to what's on. There appear to be 15 other people watching this with me right now. I'm excited by this concept, but there might need to be some more tweaks to be made still.

The Monster Channel, on Facebook

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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6 Goth YouTube Videos I'm Currently Enjoying

Sixth June - "Stars"

Adrian von Ziegler - "The Candle Burns Down"

Cocteau Twins - "Summerhead"

Whispers in the Shadow - "The Lost Souls"

Whispers in the Shadow, on MySpace

Dream Disciples - "Resting Place"

Dream Disciples, at Wikipedia

The Damned - "Absinthe"

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August 20, 2012

Dark Side of the News for August 20, 2012

Roman Dirge's fourth Lenore book: Swirlies comes out tomorrow, August 21 2012.

Happy fifth birthday to the awesome Frankensteinia blog!

Ron Howard's Dark Tower adaptation won't be happening after all?

Bruce Campbell is ok with the upcoming Evil Dead remake.

The Etsy Dark Team is showcasing an adorable handmade Edward Scissorhands.

Misbehavin' Librarian reviewed a book that piqued my interest: "Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling." I might pick it up despite her warning that it's a bit confusing.

Here's a nice overview of some ghost stories for teenagers that came out in the last year.

I'm also intrigued by this review of The Dark Unwinding. You can never have too many books set in huge manors on lonely English moors.

The HouseCat has some good fashion advice for new goths and babybats. Without being condescending - yay!

Sony has released a Hotel Transylvania Facebook game. However, it apparently isn't all that great.

Check out this cool "Danse Macabre: Noble Blood Vampire Ball" that will take place September 29 in a Victorian-era hunting mansion in Magdeburg, Germany.

Brandy Schillace is researching A Subject Dark and Intricate. "This project explores the proliferation of electrical, neurological and reproductive sciences at the often cited naissance of Gothic literature at the “other” fin de si├Ęcle: the end of the eighteenth century." Check out a brief introduction here.

Collecting Edward Gorey - an excellent New York Review of Books article.

This is old news, but I didn't have the strength to post it til now. A screen-worn Edward Scissorhands costume was recently auctioned and sold for $86,000. If only I'd won the lottery beforehand!

A zombie-proof safe house architecture design contest is happening in Belgium.,0,364483.story

Huffington Post has a cool article on the artist behind

At the Darklinks Social Network, I'm looking for some volunteer moderators. (Long hours, no pay! grin). I'm hoping for someone to adopt the Frankenweenie group, posting news and articles and links every day. We also have a new group for 666 Park Avenue which could use some loving attention in the upcoming weeks, too.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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New Goth Links for August 20, 2012



An artist who works with photomanipulations and digital art. Check out her gorgeous sepia gallery.

Dihaze on Facebook

Joshua Harker

Currently best known for his intricate, lacy crania sculptures. So gorgeous!

Joshua Harker on Facebook


Darksiders 2

Released on August 14 for the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation. Play Death and ride your horse "Despair" on grim dark missions. A much awaited sequel to the original Darksiders from 2010.


Classic Hardware

Karyn Cantor's shop of cool jewelry: rings, earrings, necklaces, belt buckles, barrettes, and cufflinks. There are also accessories such as money clips. The jewelry here is quite unusual - there are neat shadow box pendants, lockets, and Victorian frame pins.

Amanda Norman

This talented photographer specializes in graveyard and dark gothic horror photography. Her galleries include horror portraits and graveyard prints you can buy. She also sells gothic jewelry she's designed.


Bethezda's Preoccupations

"Makeup, alternative culture, life and kids." Here's a blog I really enjoy stopping by. Lady Bethezda blogs about her cosmetics (including pics of how awesome her makeup looks when she's done), participates in goth challenges and The Professor's homework assignments, shares Face of the Day posts, and features the occasional interesting guest post.

The Queen of the Damned

An Australian goth helps you keep tabs on her life, and shares news on goth events in Melbourne. She's currently participating in The Professor's monthly homework, showing some pieces from her wardrobe, and sharing some of her makeup finds.

Coffin Kitsch

Meagan Kyla's blog. She's a professional fashion stylist, who also happens to like to blog about shopping for alternative fashion on a budget. Currently she's blogging about peplum, being featured in Auxiliary Magazine, and blogging about Under the Weather chic. I think you'll really enjoy this blog!

The Crow and the Powderpuff

Ladycrowx's blog with tons of makeup/cosmetics reviews, tutorials and updates. Currently blogging about a cool Zodiac: Aquarius Face of the Day, a review of Glamour Doll Eyes' Summer collection, and a fabulous tutorial on royal icing using Sugarpill cosmetics. I so appreciate that in every post, she includes info on exactly which products she used, and a closeup of her eye makeup as well as a full face shot. If you enjoy cosmetic artistry, you're going to get hooked on this blog!

The Crow and the Powderpuff on Facebook

Darkling Dreams

"Twisted Princess" blogs about goth fashion, goth back-to-school shopping, The Cure, and other gothy topics.

Mute the Silence

Magda blogs about the macabre, the Victorian aesthetic, the Edwardian era, and dark gothic style.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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August 14, 2012

New Goth Links for August 14, 2012


Elif Varol Ergen

Turkish illustrator who draws grotesque images of children subjected to violence and abuse. Her techniques utilize acrylics, ink, silkscreening, digital imaging, and mixed media.

Elif Varol Ergen on Facebook

Elif Varol Ergen on Twitter


John C. Worsley's art and comics. (My favorite piece here is Amber and Violet). The artist resides in Portland, Oregon and has multiple interests, including music and video game design.

Openvein on Facebook

John C. Worsley on Twitter


Cadeuceus Wines

This winery is owned by Maynard James Keenan. The wines have names like "Tarzan Red," "Chupacabra" and "Shinola."

Damsel In This Dress

Renaissance, pirate, steampunk, and Victorian corsets. There's a 3 week wait time on custom orders. The shop also sells gorgeous skirts, vests, and blouses. I think you'll love browsing the pics here.

Damsel In This Dress on Facebook

SpookyTime Jingles

"Where sweet 'n' spooky co-mingle." A a juried online marketplace dedicated to unique original works of Halloween and Christmas art. Each artist offers one item per month. Currently on offer: a skeleton bangle from Lulu Kellogg; spooky clay figures from Skeleton in My Closet; and a Monsters in My Candy sculpture from Oh My Horror.

SpookyTime Jingles on Facebook

SpookyTime Jingles on Twitter

Tempus Fugit Spirits

"Time flies." This company makes several absinthes, as well as intriguing liqueurs like Liqueur de Violettes, bitters and a creme de menthe. Lovely packaging, great for your next Edwardian dinner party.


The Skin Trade

The upcoming werewolf thriller by George R. R. Martin, the author who created the immensely popular Game of Thrones.


The Death Notes

A female-fronted band from Nottingham. They play alternative rock and dark indie, but definitely have gothy vocals. Check out their song "In the Spider's Web" on their official page.

The Death Notes (Official)

The Death Notes, on Facebook

The Death Notes, on MySpace

Emilie Autumn Forum

Fans of Emilie Autumn discuss her music in her official forum. The Facebook page helps keep fans connected.

Industrial Music Evolution

A music genre page with posts on upcoming industrial shows, music releases and other news.


News from Fields of the Nephilim and related bands. Currently blogging about the M'era Luna setlist and FOTN headlining the 2013 Amphi festival.


Fatal Blush

Skarlett blogs about how to maintain your porcelain pallor, eerie edibles, dark decor, goth beauty and fashion.

Spooky University

Kayla is a college student, a witch, and a Gothic Lolita. She shares her recent outfits, including this goblin-king inspired one; shares tips on making a DIY headboard; and introduces us to her cute black kitten, Shadow.


Creature Buzz

Horror, sci-fi and fantasy news blog, heavy on special effects, masks and makeup. Also check out their fascinating Pinterest boards.

Horror Etc.

The blog from a Canadian horror podcast. They also run a book club.

Igor's Lab

A horror podcast, plus reviews, interviews, horror toys, horror games, horror TV and comics coverage.

Igors Lab on Facebook

Igor's Lab on Twitter

Monster Magazine World

John's blog on monster magazines, monster movies, and horror.

Zombie Hamster

Busy blog on horror, with concert reviews, interviews, Monday Night Fright, info on horror comics, horror literature, horror television, and interviews.


Dark Stories

A site in English and French featuring user-submitted dark stories. Myths and legends, cryptozoology, the paranormal, the unexplained, etc. are the themes here.

Haunted Huntsville Investigations

Amateur paranormal investigators in Huntsville, Texas.

Wee Ghosties

A beginner's guide to ghost hunting. Currently blogging about their Paxton Manor investigation.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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