The Art of Darkness

The Link Dump in the Woods

July 18th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Flick Candles – Offers scents like “Blueberry Bromance,” “Freshly Signed Divorce Papers,” and “Grandma’s Last Christmas Tree.”

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory – Caitlin Doughty, the mortician behind The Order of the Good Death, has a new book discussing her profession.

The First Splatter Movies – A look at the Grand Guignol theater (NSFW).

St. George’s Church – Locals decided this Medieval church was bad luck and were letting it fall to ruin, so an artist filled it with ghostlike sculptures and turned it into a very cool tourist attraction.

History of the Ouija Board – This article is a little heavy on the breathless woo-woo regarding supernatural influence, but it’s an interesting read. It’s particularly amusing to learn that the board was invented as a sort of spiritualism time-saving device.

FakeRubberSnakes – I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that there’s a site devoted entirely to fake rubber snakes.

Guide to Troubled Birds – A pocket field guide which allows one to “quickly identify psychotic, violent or mentally unstable bird species.” You can see some of the images at Flavorwire. There’s a second volume, I Have Heard My Praises Sung In Screams.

Gemma Correll and Her Merry Band of Misfits – Blog chock-full of amusing drawings, like New Muses and Disney Princesses, Reimagined.

Ghost Photographs – Old photos “improved” by painting ghost costumes on everyone. I am oddly taken with this project.

Find the Invisible Cow – “Because it ain’t gonna find itself.” (via WitchArachne)

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  1. Fiend4Halloween Says:

    Wow, great link dump!! I can’t wait to get a Caitlin Doughty book, sounds like an interesting read. St. George’s church looks eerie…i wanna go! The ouija board history, my boards. The Invisible Cow, too funny and I LOVE the fake rubber snake link. Used to have lots and set them up in my room. Grandma would come in (deathly afraid of rubber insects) and would scream and chase after me. Ah Grandma, lol. Have a happy haunted weekend!

  2. xJane Says:

    Those plays are pretty cool looking. It would’ve been much harder (I imagine) to slit someone’s throat onstage vs. onscreen.

    Also, I love that idea for the church. I feel like more churches should do random things like that (since they’re empty when not having a service anyway).

    As opposed to…real rubber snakes?

    I feel bad for the cardinal with nothing else to give. Maybe the heebie jeebies will be my next Burning Man gift.

    I’m kind of distressed that ghosts have arms and legs.

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