May 27, 2014

New Links for a Dark Post-Holiday Week


Sally Dige

A Danish-Canadian singer and songwriter. The style is dark synth pop. I love these mesmerizing vocals.

My favorite song by Sally Dige is "Forget Me."

Sally Dige on Facebook

Sally Dige on Twitter

Sally Dige on YouTube

Soror Dolorosa

A coldwave/post-punk band from Paris. They're playing AltFest in August in the UK.

Soror Dolorosa on Facebook

Soror Dolorosa on YouTube

Spirit House

This dark electronic band hails from Portland, Oregon. It features female vocals from Ameena Lacey. One of the members is my friend Lisa Feuer (previously in Human Drama and black tape for a blue girl). I'm looking forward to seeing their new video for "Capture Me." For now, you can see them perform Capture Me from a live show they played in 2013.

Spirit House on Facebook


Evil Spirits Distillery

Ouija-themed vodka. I love the packaging, but haven't yet gotten to taste the vodka itself!

Evil Spirits Distillery on Facebook

Evil Spirits Distillery on Twitter

Madame Yes

This alternative clothing store is based in Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. Besides men's and women's apparel and footwear, they sell alternative clothing for kids; home decor; goth handbags; hair dye; jewelry; parasols; wallets and belts.

Check out their adorable Squeegie Kids bat jumpsuit!

Madame Yes on Facebook

The Secret Boutique

This Colorado shop sells custom dark bridal gowns, corsets, and steampunk ball gowns. She's currently closed her Etsy shop to catch up on six weeks worth of orders.

The Secret Boutique on Facebook

Spin Doctor Clothing

This isn't a clothing shop; rather, it's a brand of clothing that's sold at places like Violent Delights, Hot Topic, Kinky Angel, etc. They specialize in Steampunk but also sell Victorian styles and corsets. This stuff is gorgeous! Check out the review of Spin Doctor clothing by Jillian at Gothic Charm School.

Their Spring/Summer 2014 line includes this Pentagram Print dress.

Spin Doctor Clothing Blog

Spin Doctor Clothing on Facebook

Spin Doctor Clothing on Twitter


Bat Beat

"Portal siniestro." News and resources for the alternative community in Colombia. The portal includes news on horror, goth, industrial, zombie, rock and cabaret. Their events calendar is an especially helpful resource.

Bat Beat on Facebook


Abandoned Asylums

Over one hundred thousand people became fans of this page to see gorgeous daily photos of abandoned asylums, castles, ruins, spooky old mansions, and other structures left behind to history. I love that the moderator of this page is really careful to link to source material whenever possible.

Abandoned Asylums on Facebook

The Dracula Society

The Dracula Society was founded in 1973, initially to assist members in traveling to Transylvania. The Facebook page is really well moderated - they constantly find interesting news to intrigue fans of the novel and the character. They also welcome fans of Poe and of supernatural literature.

The Dracula Society on Facebook

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

This website offers info and Lovecraft-related items to buy. The Facebook group is a community of Lovecraft and Cthulhu fans.

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society on Facebook

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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May 15, 2014

10 New Dark and Gothic Links for May 15


Inside My Skull

Kate Heyhoe's gallery of sugar skull inspired skull sculptures and artworks.



This group of Burton-influenced bakers was really active last Halloween time. Right now there's not much going on at the website, but the Facebook page has lots of interesting and recent posts of baked goods based on Tim Burton movies.

Cakenweenie on Facebook


The Frozen Autumn

This electro coldwave band is from Verona, Italy. Their music features male and female vocals. I particularly enjoy this male vocalist's voice. Their next big gig will be at Death Disco in Athens, Greece in late June.

The Frozen Autumn on Facebook

The Frozen Autumn on Twitter

The Frozen Autumn on YouTube

The Parlour Trick

This Oakland, California-based group specializes in "haunted chamber music and dark, dreamy ambience." Their first full-length release is called "A Blessed Unrest." Check out their video, "Half Sick of Shadows."

The Parlour Trick on Facebook


A goth rock band from Huddersfield in the UK. Their next live gig will be on June 14 in Worcester. I like reading their Facebook posts because you can tell how passionate they are about music.

Rhombus on Facebook

Rhombus on YouTube


Black Petals

This horror/science fiction magazine website is badly in need of a logo and a redesign. That said, the content here is fantastic and well worth your time to check out. Issue 67 features several short stories and a poem. My favorite story in this issue is "Homeless." You can visit the back issue archives here.


Dr. Gangrene's Mad Blog

"Dissecting the best and worst horror movies and more." There are interviews, reviews, articles on scary monsters, and info on Nashville, TN television horror hosts of the past.

The Manchester Morgue

This horror blog features Blu-Ray and DVD horror news, horror trailers, horror posters, and reviews. Currently blogging about the "Lucy" trailer, sharing the V/H/S Viral trailer, and discussing this week's horror DVD releases.

The Manchester Morgue on Facebook

The Ringmaster's Realm

This movie review website specializes in creature features, supernatural movies, thrillers, suspense, slasher, exploitation, and other B-movie topics.
Recent reviews include "Kill Your Darlings", "Blood Rush," and "Poe: Project of Evil." You'll definitely find out about a lot of obscure movies here.


Zombie Walks

A useful and frequently updated list of upcoming zombie walks in the US. This next weekend, for example, zombie walks will take place in Boston and in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Zombie Walks, at Death by

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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May 13, 2014

7 Intriguing H.R. Giger Documentaries and Interviews

Upon hearing that artist Hans Rudi Giger died yesterday, I wanted to revisit some interviews I'd seen, and learn more about his life and art. Here are some interesting videos I enjoyed watching today.

H.R. Giger Revealed

This 52 minute 2010 video features interviews of Giger's parents as well as the artist himself. Subtitles translate the spoken Swiss into English.

H.R. Giger Revealed, on Facebook

H.R. Giger: Art in Motion

Another documentary from 2010. IMDB describes this film as "It is the first time you will be able to see Giger's paintings processed digitally in high resolution quality, 3D animated and together with original film music and surround sound."

H.R. Giger: Alien

A 33 minute documentary on the making of "Alien." Spoken audio is in English; subtitles are in Japanese.

HR Giger

Up High Productions' 22 minute overview of Giger artwork set to music and animated a bit.

H.R. Giger Museum and Bar

A 30 minute walkthrough of the Museum and bar in Switzerland. I'm surprised they allowed this much filming to take place by these tourists. I so loved being able to peer around the museum in this video, since airline tickets to Switzerland are currently out of my reach.

Giger's Necronomicon and the Making of 'Alien'

An hour and 17 minutes of Giger paintings, video of him at work, and some Japanese subtitles.

HR Giger Interview at Gruyeres Switzerland

A JustSayGo television journalist managed to convince Giger to give this 9 minute interview.

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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Ten Lovely and Dreary Shops for Darklings

Arte e Seducao

This Brazilian online store won't be very useful to many of you, but I'm including it for the sake of completeness and the two or three Brazilian goths who read Darklinks. (They probably already know about this site!) The shop sells corsets, high heeled fetishy shoes, leggings and dresses. Some lovely things here.

Blackheart Lingerie

<>Don't hate on this lingerie line just because it's sold at Hot Topic! Besides lingerie (babydolls, corsets, bustiers, garters, panties, slips and teddies) they sell tops, dresses, denim, bodysuits, skirts, and lots of accessories. Almost everything here is a lovely dark black in color, as one would expect.

Burleska Corsets

This UK shop sells a huge variety of corsets: underbust, burlesque, embroidery, vintage, bridal, steampunk, punk rock and plus-sized. They also carry corset tops, corset dresses, and clothing (coats, jackets, skirts, leggings and boleros). My favorite thing here is the Ophelie Corset Dress.

Burleska Corsets on Facebook

The Cultlabel

This dark clothing shop is based in Singapore. They ship worldwide. They sell men's and women's clothing, plus jewelry, shoes, and bags. My favorite thing here is this Baroque tea dress.

The Cultlabel on Facebook

The Cultlabel on Instagram

The Cultlabel on Twitter

La Grotesquerie

This Indiana-based seller and artist offers creepy horror dolls and curiosities. Check out the Gargoyle baby trio and... what the heck? vegan taxidermy?

Miss Kitty's Monsters

Beautiful horror-themed jewelry. There are pieces here based on Dracula, Wicker Man, dragons, bats, monsters, crucifixes, bats and spiders. There's even a zombie attack charm theme bracelet.

Miss Kitty's Monsters on Facebook

Obsidian Gothic Clothing

The legendary UK-based custom clothing shop. They create men's and women's clothing: dresses and gowns, jackets and waistcoats, and bridal wear. There's also a section of children's clothing. My favorite item here is the Vivienne ballgown.

Obsidian Gothic Clothing on Facebook

Ruby Tuesday's Gothic Corset Coats

This UK-based store sells corset coats, tutu skirts, bustles, Victorian outfits, and coats.

Ruby Tuesday's Gothic Corset Coats on Facebook

Sugar and Spite Bathery

This California-based shop sells dark-themed perfume oils. There's an absinthe or two, a Sleepy Hollow trio, Miss Fortune, and something called Black Jack.

Sugar and Spite Bathery, on Facebook

Tragic Beautiful

This indie alternative store is based in Australia. Besides women's clothing, they sell shoes, accessories and jewelry (including umbrellas), hair dye and cosmetics, and home decor items. This store is really fun to browse through! My favorite item here is this damask dress.

Tragic Beautiful on Facebook

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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