German photographer Kilian Schönberger captures images in remote areas of middle Europe evoking the tales of the Brothers Grimm:
Artist Isabella Mazzanti has illustrated the classic vampire novella Carmilla in a French hardcover edition published in October. Her quirky illustrations are both cute and unsettling, dainty and monstrous– perfect for the paradoxical themes in the novella. Continue reading
What can add to the authenticity of a Gothic-inspired home more than the right wallpaper? Here is a compendium of sinister wallpapers featuring Gothic motifs, dark hues and luxurious textures. There are so many options they even warrant different categories!
Macabre Flora & Fauna
Take a look at this interactive, user-friendly timeline that takes you through key moments in Gothic literature’s history!
Every year there are more genre film festivals starting up and, it seems, even more shutting down. There is no permanent list of horror and gothic-themed film festivals due to this turnover rate, so I’ve compiled this list of festivals with definite event dates for 2015. Whether you’re planning to submit a film or attend the festival as a spectator, I hope this helps you navigate some of the gothic and horror film festivals this year!
A while back I was convinced that I was going to be a candlemaker. Seriously. I was totally enamored with the idea of making sculptural candles inspired by cabinets of curiosity– anatomically-correct skull candles, horn candles, hand candles, coral candles Continue reading
As much as it pains me to write about all of these amazing gothically-tinged exhibits opening in the UK, I have to share this one. From the British Museum’s event page:
“This exhibition will examine the portrayal of witches and witchcraft in art from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century… Efforts to understand and interpret seemingly malevolent deeds – as well apportion blame for them and elicit confessions through hideous acts of torture – have had a place in society since classical antiquity and Biblical times. … The majority of those accused and punished for witchcraft, especially since the Reformation, have been women. They are shown as monstrous hags with devil-worshipping followers. They represent an inversion of a well-ordered society and the natural world.”
Ooooh. Find out more about the exhibit, which runs until January 11, here.
Yep, you guessed it– Krampus!
Who is Krampus? On the very slim chance you haven’t wikipedia’d Krampus before (I’m sure you have) Continue reading
At a loss for what to get someone with a love for Gothic Literature? Maybe you are that person and you’re not sure what you want yourself? Fear no more! I’ve picked out some of the best lifestyle gifts that incorporate a love of Gothic literature in a fun and useful way. Continue reading