The Art of Darkness

A Tale of Two Link Dumps

April 21st, 2017 by Cobwebs

Rituals – This ‘toon and its sequel illustrate the problem of rituals that involve planetary alignments.

Haunting of Hill House Miniseries – Netflix is adapting Shirley Jackson’s novel into a 10-episode series.

Death’s Head Watches – A roundup.

Bat Legs – Interesting discussion of the anatomy of bat legs.

Paper Horror Houses – Lovely free downloadables. (Hat tip to WitchArachne)

Strange Remains – “Corpses, bizarre history, and macabre excavations.”

Artful Ashes – This company will swirl cremains into pretty glass globes, so you can use your loved ones as a paperweight I guess.

Ravenous Werewolves – Why werewolves are always hungry.

Ghostwatch on Shudder – The infamous (and hard-to-find) BBC mockumentary that caused a War of the Worlds-style panic in Britain is currently streaming on Shudder.

Ruin Days – This company will anonymously send glitter to your enemies, ranging from a mere envelope full of glitter to a spring-loaded glitter bomb.

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Fear and Link Dumps in Las Vegas

April 14th, 2017 by Cobwebs

So How Does a Centaur Eat, Anyway? – Asking the hard questions.

Vamp Tag – Vampire bats being silly.

This Animator Makes Surreal GIFs from Famous Artwork – A look at artist Kiszkiloszki’s odd little animations. (Hat tip to pdq)

Elder Goths – “When Growing Up Doesn’t Mean Abandoning Your Favorite Youth Culture.” Well, duh.

The Tomato Thief – This lovely short story by Ursula Vernon has been nominated for a Hugo Award this year.

Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers – A prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep.

Ghoul – Iguanamouth responds to an artistic request.

DIY Faux Metal Crowns – Tutorial for making great-looking crowns from cardboard.

The Person Who Discovered Sharks – The ‘toon is amusing. The Twitter thread is hilarious.

The Addams Family Dancing Blitzkrieg Bop – An amusingly edited video. (Hat tip to pdq)

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Island of the Blue Link Dumps

April 7th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Enchanted Rose – Video tutorial for making a great-looking rose in a cloche, similar to the one in Beauty and the Beast. You could make the rose black and venomous-looking and use it as a Halloween prop as well.

The Washing Away of Wrongs – Photographer Robert Shults created a series of images of Texas State University’s Body Farm, documenting the lives of workers and the donor bodies themselves, “without sensationalizing this often gruesome work.” Some photos may be disturbing.

Raul Julia as Dracula – Some publicity shots from a 1977 Broadway play in which Julia replaced Frank Langella as the Count. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

End of an Era – Shellhawk’s Nest is having a sale.

Dream – An entertaining Tumblr post.

Buddhist Beetle Sculpture – Sculpture of a Buddhist deity made from 20,000 beetles. (Hat tip to pdq)

Hairyography – You can buy a calendar of hairy dudes dressed like fairies. It is magical.

Tentacuddle Wrap – Knitted blanket similar to the wraps that give you a mermaid tail, except this gives you tentacles.

Pugtopsy – Snorts of Sorrow – This April Fool’s Day video of a pug-fronted death metal band is…well…it’s something.

Medieval Villagers Mutilated the Dead to Stop Them Rising, Study Finds – Archaeologists have found fairly solid evidence of this hinted-at practice.

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