An informal assembly of things relating to Horror and the Gothic. Horror and Gothic components reside in many places, as the boundaries dividing one category from another are incredibly porous. This blog meanders through the traces of Horror and the Gothic as found anywhere in Art, Culture, History and Nature.

Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to ask. Let's have a conversation.

23rd July 2014

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Found this little guy next to the front window.

My apartment complex had tons of bats last year, who all lived in the roof. The complex sealed the roof to get rid of the bats, but it happily hasn’t completely worked. There are fewer bats around and I don’t know where they’re staying—maybe still in the roof somewhere. In any case, seeing this guy was a good time. Bats are important and the various populations in America aren’t doing all that well these days. We would be well served to be nice to bats.

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22nd July 2014

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Whoever said that light was life
and darkness nothing? For some
of us, the mythologies
are different.
Margaret Atwood, “My Life As A Bat,” from Sudden. (via minevras)

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22nd July 2014

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Jamie Lawson took this excellent picture of the LOCRIAN 2xCS for The Crystal World on UTECH RECORDS.

Order the last few HERE

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21st July 2014

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The second film of Monday night’s Karloff double feature.
The Man Who Lived Again (a.k.a. The Man Who Changed His Mind)
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, and John Loder
Release Year: 1936

The second film of Monday night’s Karloff double feature.

The Man Who Lived Again (a.k.a. The Man Who Changed His Mind)

Director: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, and John Loder

Release Year: 1936

Tagged: The Man Who Changed His MindBoris KarloffAnna LeeJohn LoderRobert StevensonMovie PosterHorror FilmHorror MoviesHorrorGothicMad ScientistClassical HorrorClassic HorrorBlack and White MoviesBlack and White Film19361930sBritish CinemaBritish Film1930s Horror30s HorrorThe Man Who Lived Again

21st July 2014

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New music purchased tonight:

Return of the Night Terror — Corvx De Timor

Let’s Drop Bombs — Haujobb

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21st July 2014

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The first film of Monday’s Karloff double feature.
The Old Dark House
Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, and Lillian Bond
Release Year: 1932

The first film of Monday’s Karloff double feature.

The Old Dark House

Director: James Whale

Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, and Lillian Bond

Release Year: 1932

Tagged: The Old Dark HouseJames WhaleMovie PosterHorror FilmClassic HorrorClassical Horror19321930sBlack and WhiteBlack and White MoviesBlack and White FilmBoris KarloffCharles LaughtonMelvyn DouglasGloria StuartLilian BondUniversal HorrorUniversal StudiosMystery

21st July 2014

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I wish I was yours…

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21st July 2014

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21st July 2014

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Cocteau Twins - Pink Orange Red (acoustic version)

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21st July 2014

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Godzilla

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Godzilla

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21st July 2014

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Music Video Monday:

"We Must Wait" (Feat. Jean-luc De Meyer) — Haujobb

Video by Tomas Tulpe

From the 7”/digital single, available here.

Released by Basic Unit Productions.

I was deep in the process of writing an extensive essay on this music video, but a technical malfunction coupled with human error wiped it out. So rather than trying to hastily rewrite it, I’ll simply sum up some things to look at and think about when watching this excellent video and enjoying this terrific track.

Check out how Berlin is used. Notice the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the framing, editing, and staging of Haujobb in relation to this important cultural landmark. Notice where De Meyer is at the video’s beginning versus where Haujobb are. Consider the Photoautomat and the public phone. Roll in the video’s overall filming style and Front 242’s "Headhunter" video. Add the lyrics, a sense of cultural and artistic nostalgia, and a nagging sense of present cultural stasis. Stir this all together and this video (and song) expand into something far more substantial than it might appear on the surface. Intelligence, artistic clout, and economy of means combine to create something powerfully sharp and deeply resonant, with no small dose of modern Absurdism. Beckett might be please. And if he’s not, perhaps all the better.

Tagged: HaujobbJean-luc De MeyerWe Must WaitBasic Unit ProductionsTomas TulpeIndustrial MusicMusicSongsMusic Video20142010sBlack and WhiteBerlinEBMElectronic Body Music

21st July 2014

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Another essay obliterated by an internet malfunction, another lesson in the need to develop a hyper-obsessive saving habit.

Screw being productive, I’m watching Boris Karloff for the rest of the week.

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21st July 2014

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Wire- Strange

'There's something strange going on tonight…..'

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21st July 2014

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21st July 2014

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