The Art of Darkness

Still Another Week of Link Dumps: Day 3

May 27th, 2015 by Cobwebs

Penny Dreadful Tarot Cards – Tarot deck featuring creepy artwork similar to the cards used by Vanessa Ives in the Showtime series.

6 Archaeological Discoveries Scarier Than Any Horror Movie – A rather breathless roundup from Cracked. The severed-hand pit is neat.

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales – A collection of folktales that are significantly…earthier…than Grimm. There’s a review at Salon.

French Perfume Maker Bottles Scent of the Departed – For one brief moment I thought this somehow involved cremated remains and wondered, “How does that work?” but the truth is both more prosaic and weirder. This company claims that it can extract the unique scent of a departed loved one and turn it into a perfume. (Hat tip to pdq)

Be Witching – Odd little pen-and-paper game in which you compete to become Witchqueen of the ball.

Spooky Sandwiches – The li’l “Spider Sliders” are cute.

Octopus Fork Necklace – Attractive necklace made from repurposed forks. There’s a matching brooch.

Parcel of Terror – Monthly subscription service which offers “an assortment of handmade items that represent the horror genre in all its forms.”

Goth Chic Accessories – Etsy shop full of interestingly spooky items like a Raven Skull USB Drive, Addams Family Cufflinks, and an astonishing Skull Shaving Brush.

Edison’s Talking Dolls – In 1890, Thomas Edison used miniature phonographs to create talking dolls. Some of their recordings have been recently digitized, and they are creepy as all get-out. Commenter Janice points out that these would make excellent ringtones.

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  1. Goth Gardener Says:

    6 Archaeological Discoveries Scarier Than Any Horror Movie— #4 Jigsaw Skeletons was my favorite :D

    I’m not really an Octopus girl but I am a little obsessed with repurposed forks and then brooch is amazing.

    French perfume… hmmm.

  2. xJane Says:

    The book!! I’ve been looking for it!!!

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