The Art of Darkness

The Link Dump of Cthulhu

September 18th, 2020 by Cobwebs

DIY Candy Slide – Hand out candy on Halloween while still social distancing. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Dark Histories – Podcast of “our darkest moments, deepest mysteries and strangest happenings.”

Metal Like Blood in the Dark – A robotic fairy tale by T. Kingfisher.

Vlad Dracula Cookies – These are pricey for cookies, but I have to admit that they’re very well-done. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Bloody Disgusting’s Fall Reading Guide – A reading list for the spooky season.

Treat Town – Since Halloween is canceled, this site allows you to indulge in some virtual trick-or-treating. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

southern gothic bot – Novelty Twitter account. “The spinster’s house was lush that spring, full of doors and sleeping creatures.”

Masks of Nyarlathotep Gamer Prop Set Unboxing – I love gamer props, and this set is very cool. (Hat tip to Bruno)

Grave Secrets – “An adventure with zombies. And vampires. And romance. And croquet.” The author discusses the book here.

The York Ghost Merchants – A shop in York makes adorable little ghost figurines. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | No Comments »

Last Link Dump on the Left

September 4th, 2020 by Cobwebs

Monsterologist – All kinds of great patches, buttons, T-shirts, and other items with cryptozoology/paranormal themes. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Horror Plot Generator – Amusing novelty Twitter account. “While grieving the death of their uncle, a babysitter suspects their ex-husband has been replaced by a jabberwock.”

Grim Reaper Doll – The most kawaii Reaper you have ever seen.

Fleur Fatale T-shirt – Attractive botanical chart of poisonous flowers. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection – UT Austin’s Ransom Center has digitized their Edgar Allan Poe collection and made it available online.

Viola Bloom, Viola Bloom – Creepy horror comic by Adam Ellis.

How to Make an ApotheScary Cabinet – Video tutorial for a lovely cabinet makeover. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Monster Standup Comedy – I want to see a whole series of these ‘toons.

Funny Story – A Twitter thread of greatness.

Kill John Wilkes Booth – Reddit user BuiltByBlatt made a wonderfully detailed faux-vintage penny arcade game. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | 2 Comments »

Journey to the Center of the Link Dump

August 21st, 2020 by Cobwebs

A Children’s Cartoon About H.P. Lovecraft Was Somehow a Thing – I have so many questions. So, so many. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Magic Circle Phone Charger – Wireless charger that looks glowy and mystical.

Ghost Story – A fun Twitter story about a haunted house.

Dungeons and Diversity – Gorgeous D&D minis featuring characters in wheelchairs.

Victorian Women’s Dress Code – Interesting thread on the rules of etiquette surrounding women’s dress.

Char-voodoo-rie Board – Neat ouija-themed charcuterie board. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Reign of Sin/Rule of Virtue – Deck of playing cards with amazing illustrations of fantasy creatures.

Grandmother Beetroot – Lovely little ‘toon about a fairytale grandmother.

Valentino Fall 2020, or, Gowns for Ghost Brides – A fashion thread of greatness.

Tower of Strength – Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Smiths, Banshees, Bauhaus, and others did a remake of The Mission’s “Tower of Strength” for Covid-19 Relief. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | 1 Comment »

No Man is a Link Dump

July 31st, 2020 by Cobwebs

Special shout-out to Pixel Pixie, who submitted fully half of this week’s links.

Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo! – Upcoming animated movie in which the gang teams up with Elvira. Cassandra Peterson found a niche and filled the everliving hell out of it. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Bedroom Monsters – A thread of greatness.

Pub Songs Of Ireland: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air – Stefan Murphy reimagines the TV theme as a dirgelike folk song and it is AMAZING. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Nicolas Delort – Artist whose work includes a gorgeous set of illustrations depicting classic Universal monsters.

Vampire Slaying Kit – This is most likely a Blomberg Kit instead of an authentic antique, but it’s still pretty. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Disney Villains – An evaluation of various villains based on two criteria: Are they redeemable, and do they fuck?

A Lost Boys Prequel Musical Is Getting Closer to Release – The musical nobody asked for, exploring David’s backstory, which nobody asked for. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

CarnsorePoint – Etsy shop specializing in gorgeous tentacular metal door handles.

Jurassic Park Updates – Novelty Twitter “brand” account for Jurassic Park. “The velociraptors are evolving quickly and beginning to use tools. so far they’re only using carpenters squares and stud finders though so we’re not worried” (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Squishable Plague Doctor – The cuddliest li’l looming menace you ever did see.

Posted in Link Dump | 2 Comments »

The Walrus and the Link Dump

July 3rd, 2020 by Cobwebs

Corset Vests – Innova Corsetry makes lace-up vests as well as regular corsets.

IKEA Monster Instructions – Set of amusing illustrations for assembling monsters like KRUGR and VÖRHEES.

Mexican Gothic – A gothic horror novel set in 1950s Mexico. The Bloggess is doing this for her virtual book club this month.

Crystal Web Necklace – Tutorial for making a collar-style spiderweb necklace.

Miniature Historical Interiors – Artist Chris Toledo makes astonishingly realistic miniature rooms.

Pinhead Reads Frankenstein – The Hellraiser actor does a reading of the classic novel. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Cthulhu Mask Tutorial – Pattern and video tutorial for making a gorgeous leather Cthulhu mask. (via Spooky Moon)

Assassin’s Cabinet – Neat little stock of poisons hidden inside of a book.

Lost Souls Skull Shawl – Free pattern for an attractive crocheted shawl.

Jurassic Bits – Spoonflower-printed fabric featuring cartoony iconic images from Jurassic Park. What sets this apart for me is the cartoony Laura Dern digging through the cartoony pile of Triceratops poop.

Posted in Link Dump | 1 Comment »

What Rough Link Dump

May 22nd, 2020 by Cobwebs

James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends – Taika Waititi and celebrity guests are doing a ten-episode reading of the Roald Dahl book to support Partners in Health.

Dark Galadriel – This method for creating “scale mail” armor with round sticker labels is really ingenious.

Grim Grinning Ghosts – Disney’s “Dapper Dans” singers perform the Haunted Mansion’s “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Tango Macabre – Free skeleton-themed TrueType font which, unlike many skeleton-themed fonts, has the advantage of actually being readable.

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa Are Teaming Up for a Vampire-Themed Buddy Comedy – [John Mulaney voice]: Now we don’t have time to unpack all of that.

Knox – Audio serial: “In 1930s Manhattan, a PI who can perceive horrific supernatural phenomena investigates a strange and sinister murder.” (Hat tip to Kitten Herder)

Nice Knockers – This Labyrinth-inspired cosplay is sort of brilliant.

Let’s Make Halloween Pompoms – Yes, let’s. Instructions for making cute li’l ghosts, skulls, and eyeballs. These would be a great accent for a hat or sweater. You could even make a brooch or earrings out of ’em.

DIY Spider Pumpkin – The glittery spiders would look cute on a brooch, too.

Paranormal Places Travel Patches – Kickstarter for patches celebrating places like Skinwalker Ranch and Loch Ness. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | No Comments »

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Link Dump

May 15th, 2020 by Cobwebs

HBO Hellraiser Series – A series based on the movie franchise is in development. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Marginalia Hero – A lovely game where you are a Medieval peasant fighting animals in a medieval bestiary, with art based on illuminations.

Photos of Adorable Bats – Sky puppies!

The Food Timeline – Really neat–but pretty western-centric–timeline of food history.

Jackalfruit – This is a D&D monster and you can’t convince me otherwise.

Labyrinth Knocker Earrings – Cute handmade earrings and pendants made in the shape of the door knockers from Labyrinth.

Graveyard Keeper – “Build and manage a medieval graveyard while facing ethical dilemmas and making questionable decisions.”

Shaun of the Dead Eats the Zombie Genre’s Brain – A look at how the movie is both a love letter to zombie films and also a kind of critique of the misanthropy at their heart.

Medusa – Free knitting pattern for a snakey cap.

A Virtual Tour of the Mütter Museum A video tour of the spectacular Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | No Comments »

The Link Dump Around the Corner

May 1st, 2020 by Cobwebs

COVID-19 and Zombies – Interesting discussion about how the human reaction to a zombie outbreak in fiction differs from how it would work in reality. (Hat tip to Bruno)

Bad Seed Teevee – Nick Cave has launched a YouTube channel.

Build a Magical Moon Garden – Everyone needs a garden to wander gothily through at night. (Hat tip to xJane)

Help Transcribe Primary Documents – If you’ve got some time on your hands and enjoy looking at historical documents, you can help digitally transcribe them.

Tomb of Queen Meresankh III – Very cool virtual tour. (via Pixel Pixie)

Hamlet Monovlogues – Hamlet adaptation where Hamlet is a vlogger and all of his soliloquies are breakdowns he uploads to YouTube.

The Dungeons of Drezzar – Amazing miniature D&D dungeon built into a set of dresser drawers. (Hat tip to Bruno)

I Do the Rock – So…Tim Curry had a hit single in 1979. How ’bout that.

Museums hold Twitter showdown to find world’s creepiest exhibit – This is what the internet was made for. (Hat tip to xJane)

Make Your Own Bat Colony – A fun activity sheet.

Posted in Link Dump | 1 Comment »

Love in the Time of Link Dumps

April 17th, 2020 by Cobwebs

Special thanks in this link dump to Pixel Pixie, who submitted fully half of the content this week.

Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site – As submitterator extraordinare Pixel Pixie put it, “Shipwrecks are totally goth, right?” They certainly are.

ASMR Videos – Pleasantly creepy ‘toon.

Five MORE Monster-Themed Restaurants to Die For! – A sequel to the roundup posted a couple of weeks ago. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Patchwork Plague Doctor Mask – Instructions for making a weirdly adorable mask.

Vampire Boyfriend – Hilarious collection of cartoons. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Reasons why I would be the worst main character in a horror movie – I sort of love the idea of stuff like this happening in a horror movie and the main character just shrugs.

Disney Haunted Mansion Rain & Thunderstorm – Ten hours of relaxing (haunted) thunderstorm sounds. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

This is my house. – Sweet little ficlet about a haunted house with new occupants.

Bargaining with the Fae – Amusing ‘toon.

Powers of Darkness – This “lost version of Dracula” is, as my favorite submitterator Pixel Pixie put it: “It boils down to the first Icelandic translator of Dracula decided to write erotic fan fic instead.”

Posted in Link Dump | 1 Comment »

Last Link Dump on the Left

April 3rd, 2020 by Cobwebs

Manos: The Hands of Felt – Someone decided to do an all-muppet version of Manos: The Hands of Fate and I don’t know what to say about it. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

ASMR Ambient Atmosphere Mixes – (For your very specific needs.) Titles include “Haunted campout in a northern forest where strange beasts lurk in the distance and whispers of the unquiet dead keep you awake through the long dark night” and “Man has pleasant vanilla sex with a monster in cheap motel bed.”

Five Monster-Themed Restaurants to Die For – Road trip! (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Hallowedding Quilt – This gorgeous quilt was made as a gift for a Halloween wedding.

The Pestilence Doctor – Gorgeous stylized crow/plague doctor mask. (Hat tip to xJane)

Rejected Princesses – “Women too awesome, awful, or offbeat for kids’ movies.”

Skull Pop-Up Card – Free pattern and instructions for making a cute pop-up skull that would be perfect for greeting cards or party invitations.

Pandemic! – Useful information from the Eldritch Defense Force. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Call of Cthulhu Coloring Book – Chaosium has made this a free download.

Catacombes de Paris – The famous catacombs offer an online virtual visit. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Posted in Link Dump | 1 Comment »

« Previous Entries