Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cute Little Plush Horror Toys


There's a delightfully pouty look on the little plush face of Michael Myers.


You wouldn't want to put this Jason Voorhees plush doll under an actual child's Christmas tree, but perhaps your horror fanatic significant other might appreciate its cuteness.


Don't you just want to squeeze this cute Freddy Krueger plush toy? Being mindful of his sharp knife hand, of course.

RELATED LINKS:

Friday the 13th Films.com

Jason Voorhees, at Wikipedia

Halloween on IMDB

HalloweenMovies.com

Michael Myers at Wikipedia

A Nightmare on Elm Street, at IMDB

A Nightmare on Elm Street, on Wikipedia

The Walking Dead: The Zombie Board Game


I can't wait to play this with my dorky/geeky friends! The Walking Dead Board Game comes out September 30.

Up to six players can play this game at the same time. It comes with dice, character cards, zombie tokens, location cards, character sheets, encounter cards, and of course the board.

RELATED LINKS:

Walking Dead: The Board Game

Joy Division Photograph Book


This book of gorgeous, haunting Joy Division photographs was printed by Rizzoli last fall.

See a gallery of photographs from the book; and also here.

RELATED LINKS:

Joy Division Central

Two Sweetly Dark YA Book Reads for Autumn


This is a modern day twist on Little Red Riding Hood, featuring werewolves. I'm not embarrassed to be caught reading a book for eighth graders when it's as fun as this!

Sisters Red, on Amazon


"As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too."

This not-too-spooky modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel features a chocolate festival, a candy maker in South Carolina, and a dark forest where a monster lurks. An easy, fluffy, enjoyable read for a rainy evening.

Sweetly, by Jackson Pearce

RELATED LINKS:

Jackson Pearce (Official)

Jackson Pearce on Facebook

Jackson Pearce on Livejournal

Jackson Pearce on Twitter

Jackson Pearce on Wikipedia

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cool Goth and Horror Posters for Dorm Rooms

Going to college this fall? Don't let your dorm room bore you with mundane decor. Express your dark tastes and interests with a goth or horror poster or two. If your roommate doesn't like it, they can get revenge on you with their nasty Bieber fever or something.


This Dead Can Dance poster is from their album Into the Labyrinth.


The iconic Boys Don't Cry poster shows Robert Smith's awesome hairdo.


Love Nightmare Before Christmas? Here's the iconic Nightmare Before Christmas spiral hill movie poster. I'm not a big fan of yellow, though.


Here's another take on the iconic Jack on the spiral hill motif. I like this colorful one better.


This Nightmare Before Christmas poster glows in the dark and under blacklight! Very cool.


This gothic artwork by Victoria Frances is a cloth hanging for your wall. Elegant and mournful, but not too spooky.


Delight visitors with your sense of Lovecraftian humor: Display this Cthulhu Crossing poster proudly.


If you're a fan of Tim Burton's Alice movie, you can decorate your room with this Mad Hatter poster. After all, who wouldn't want to see Johnny Depp's smiling face every day?


Frighten your dorm mates with this black-and-white Frankenstein poster, which depicts Boris Karloff in the 1931 film.


Or perhaps you'd prefer this more stylized Frankenstein poster from an earlier vision of Frankenstein.


Prefer vampires to monsters? Here's the classic Bela Lugosi as Dracula, glaring down at you from your wall.


Or you might prefer to go a more colorful, schlocky, campy route: this Dracula poster, showing Bela Lugosi.


This French version of The Haunting poster displays a bit more cosmopolitan flair to your room. The film starred Julie Harris and was based on a Shirley Jackson novel.


Here's another film made on the same theme: The House on Haunted Hill, which starred Vincent Price.


You can really creep out visitors to your dorm room with Michael Whelan's Lovecraft Nightmare poster.


On second thought, this Emily the Strange poster is a bit too babyish for a college dorm room. Great for a high schooler's bedroom though.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lullabies for Kindergoths and Babybats


The Smiths/Morrissey lullaby CD includes "Ask," "This Charming Man," "Bigmouth Strikes Again," "Girlfriend in a Coma," and seven other classics.


With this Nine Inch Nails Lullabyes," your baby can gently fall asleep to the melodies of "Hurt," "Closer," "The Hand that Feeds," and even "Head Like a Hole." (Betcha didn't think they could ever soften that one down for kiddie consumption, huh?)


Let your baby drift off to sleep with Tool's lullabye renditions of "Sober," "Opiate," "Lateralus," "Schism" and other treasures.


I know. I get it. AC/DC isn't goth. But you know you want to hear these lullabye versions of "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," and "Hell's Bells."

Living Dead Dolls for El Dia de Los Muertos


Celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos in style with this set of limited edition "Day of the Dead" Living Dead Dolls.

The dolls include Camilla, Catrina, El Luchador Muerto, Savannah and Santeria.
Each doll is dressed in a red, black and white costume.

RELATED LINKS:

Living Dead Dolls.com

Day of the Dead, on Wikipedia

Unbelievably Gigantic Peter Murphy Poster


This gorgeous, massive Peter Murphy poster fills an entire wall. It comes in eight pieces that measure 420 x 297 mm each.

You can never have too much Peter Murphy, after all.

RELATED LINKS:

Peter Murphy (Official)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back-to-School Shopping for Goths: Backpacks

Send your goth kid to school with an unusual, interesting backpack. They won't want to show up with Twilight or heavy metal-themed backpacks, so let them express their style with something cool and a bit spooky.


I'm pretty sure you'd get in trouble if you actually wore this zombie baby backpack to your school!


This skeleton backpack features a broken heart.


If your tastes run towards romantigoth or elegant gothic, here's a lovely black-and-white damask backpack.


Anybody remember American McGee's Alice? Here's an Alice-themed backpack.


Here's a plain old black-and-white backpack with a repeating skull and crossbones pattern.


Or perhaps you prefer a giant skull all over the front of your backpack? Sold by Spencer's Gifts.


Here's an unusual backpack: it's shaped like a coffin. Not sure if the odd angles would make it difficult to fit textbooks inside this though!


This Nightmare Before Christmas backpack shows Jack Skellington's smiling face. Teal is my favorite color, so I'd be tempted to buy this one if I actually needed a backpack right now.


This Jack Skellington backpack features a spiderweb theme on red and black.


Jack is again the star of this Nightmare Before Christmas backpack, but I'm not sure what's up with the skull motif near the bottom. I don't remember that exact image from the movie.


I'm not sure why a backpack needs to have a hood attached to it.. but here's a cool Invader Zim "Gir" backpack.


This Vampire teeth bag is more of a drawstring tote bag than a proper backpack. Perhaps it would work well to hold just a couple notebooks for someone just taking a class or two


This is a very rare promotional True Blood backpack from HBO. It's also insanely expensive.


This Hammer House of Horror backpack is sold in the UK, so it's quite likely your gothling would be the only one at their school wearing one.


Ok, so this Frankenstein Backpack Buddy is very small and barely holds anything. But it's so damn cute!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Halloween Goodies from Bath & Body Works

Since I'm a confessed shopaholic and Halloween addict, I look forward with much anticipation every year to see what Halloween products Bath and Body Works will come out with. I feel like their collection just gets better every year. Adorable and harmlessly spooky, but not nauseatingly cute. It's all stuff I use anyway, so I never feel a twinge of guilt getting products in every scent that I like.



These adorable hand sanitizers are scented with apple or candy corn.



I'm disappointed they didn't make more room sprays, but I do love the smell of this one, Spiced Cider.




These tiny PocketBacs are great for carrying around in your backpack, purse, or car. The scents include Poison Apple, Sour Drop, Black Cherry, Monster Mint, Gumball (that's the one with the bats on the label), and Chocolate Chew (ghosts). Even cooler, the labels glow in the dark or under blacklight.



I go through a lot of lotion in autumn and winter, so I'm excited to see these travel sized fragrances. They come in Spider Cider, Black Candy Apple, Sinful Vanilla, and Plum Potion.


They also make a Wicked Spiced Pumpkin travel size lotion, my personal favorite scent.


Make your apartment or dorm room extra spooky with this skull-shaped metal candle sleeve. Insert your own pumpkin or apple-scented votive.



Their other metal candle sleeve depicts a not-so-spooky haunted house.



Not every goth will like these ultra-cutesy candles, but I sure do. The scents are Frosted Cupcake (Yuck, too sweet!), Pumpkin Patch, and Spiced Cider.



For the bathroom or kitchen, here are three hand soaps. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is a foaming hand soap; the deep cleansing hand soap is Sweet Pea; and the very cool Light Up Coffin hand soap is scented with green apple.