The links below are to some of my favorite websites featuring haunted attractions; famous Horror authors, artists and personalities; Halloween events and pages; and other examples of the field of Dark Fantasy.

Each site is rated for family-friendliness, but the images and contents of some pages are meant for mature viewers. Parental discretion is always advised when exploring the World Wide Web.

 

 


Many of my human friends and companions are storytellers themselves, often putting pen to paper to create fiction. But once they're finished, there's always a question of what to do with your latest effort. Two websites offer splendid references for literally what the market will bear. DARKMARKETS and THE HORROR TREE offer update information on magazines, anthologies and publishers looking for the next Stephen King or Anne Rice. They offer word count requirements, guidelines and fee rates for those looking to take the first tentative steps into the business, with advice from professionals in the field. Consulting them may not make you a wealthier artist, but it will help map out the territories admirably.

THESE SITES ARE RATED PG

 

 

I had posted this site previously, but thought it appropriate to revisit it during this time.

The Order of the Good Death
is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to, in their words, “prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality”; founded in January 2011 by Caitlin Doughty, mortician and writer from Los Angeles . Quoting from their site, “Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety and terror of modern culture are not.” Filled with thought-provoking, moving and humorous essays and images, those interested in exploring society's reaction to transience may find much to ponder here.

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

Essayist, author, screenwriter, activist, social commentator – Harlan Ellison has been a literary giant for better than six decades, and has left a tremendous mark on the genre of SF even as he refuses to allow himself to be labeled as a “Science Fiction Writer”. (In truth much of his work falls under the Dark Fantastic, but he is much bigger than any straitjacketing category will allow.) Witty, caustic, sardonic, passionate and committed, he remains a force of social entertainment, lightning captured in an unstable container. We offer his YouTube channel where you can view his commentaries. Hang onto yourselves; this is the eye of the storm!

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

If ever there was a labor of love, it's the website CLASSIC MONSTERS . Created and edited by Nige Burton, it's billed as the Ultimate Movie Monster Guide , and I feel the claim is accurate. They're all here, from the Universal Classics to the Hammer Horrors to the most recent modern icons. There is trivia and news, and alphabetized categories of every type of monster known, from Apes to Zombies. You may want to sign up for their email newsletter to keep up with the latest postings and peruse their online store, but I'm certain you'll tag this as a fine reference for those late evening browsings before sleep. Pleasant dreams…

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Alexys Fleming is an extraordinary young woman. A self-taught makeup artist, she is the creator of Madeyewlook, which provides YouTube tutorials on step-by-step body painting and makeup to create incredible effects. Her company MadeULook provides makeup and brushes designed by Ms. Fleming to achieve her results. I've linked primarily to the YouTube channel below; you can reach her other sites from this channel or by clicking HERE. Enjoy your experimentations, and do something amazing!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

In honor of the release of his first major motion picture, we offer another glance at the history of one of Christmas's darker denzens! Krampus is the legendary demon creature from European folklore who would accompany Santa on his Christmas Eve journey to punish the bad children that he was too kind to raise a hand to. Krampus would carry a switch made of birch branches and would occasionally capture them in his sack to eat! He's made a comeback in recent years, and festivals around the world now celebrate his beastly presence, including some here in the US ! This website contains all you'll EVER want to know about him, from artwork to videos to gifts to his COMPLETE history. In the words of the popular carol: “You'd better watch out!”

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

On Halloween Night, the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and delivers toys to al l the good boys and girls around the world. Or so says the Cult of the Great Pumpkin, founded by Charles Schultz in abstentia and dedicated to the macabre and wonderful holiday we hold dear to our hearts (or whatever internal organs you choose.) Those who wish to join their fellow believers can peruse their website by clicking above. Season's Greetings to all!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

A cornucopia of gifs, imagery and craft suggestions for the October Season, the Tumblr page “Halloween” (hosted by a young lady, an aspiring makeup artist who goes by the pseudonym “witchessilhouette”) is filled with enough thrills and chills to enthrall visitors of any age. (Be aware that some of the images may be disturbing and not appropriate for the very young; parental discretion is advised.) You may contact her with questions or suggestion via the link; should you do so, give her my very best regards, and wish her a
Happy Halloween from Yours Truly!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

With a style that exemplifies the works of Edward Gorey, Tim Kirk and Brian Froud, Savannah Horrocks delves into a details a world of fantastic wonders and macabre fears. Both in her three-dimensional sculptures and pen, pencils, ink and paints. With a BA rom the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, her work has been featured in galleries around Seattle WA as well as illustrations for calendars and books. Make certain you have plenty of time on your hands, as you'll want to peruse her online portfolio very thoroughly.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

The Collinsport Historical Society is a fan-based blog obstensively concerned with all things about DARK SHADOWS, the classic television serial from the 1960s & 70s, but it branches off into topics as diverse as current vampire mythology, iconic films and books celebrating the macabre, and Goth culture in general. Featuring interviews with surviving cast members and updates on DARK SHADOWS memorabilia and events, you'll want to drop by the regular meetings of the society to stay up to date on the current activities of Collinsport's leading citizenry. (And don't forget to peruse their Monster Serial film essays!)

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Haunt Faire is an event held on Long Island, NY about and for the Haunted Attraction industry. It provides seminars and panels on putting together a smooth-working and effective haunt whatever your budget, offers a network for attractions across the country, and holds auditions for those eager to be part of this beloved vocation. It presents classes on makeup, costuming, promotion and engineering, and features seasoned professionals in the business. It's also a celebration, and promises fun and excitement to all its attendees. You can click on the banner above to see this year's dates and schedules and make your reservation!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Are you looking for that unique gift, or trying to find one-of-a-kind wardrobe selections? May I direct you to teeVillian, a most unusual T-Shirt establishment? teeVillian offers a different shirt every day, with designs from artists from around the country. The catch is that each shirt is a limited edition printing, and only available for 24 hours (although some designs do have extra stock and can be purchased a day or so later). Artists are also welcome to submit their own designs through the company's website; those chosen will receive a percentage of the shirt's sales! You'll want to check out their site every day, or friend them on Facebook to receive updates on all new products. And remember: he who hesitates is lost!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

What could I possibly offer my human companions for the perfect Christmas gift? Knowing how much I love the classics of the Dark Fantastic, how about a free library of some of the most influential books and Authors in the genre. The Gutenburg Project, as its name suggests, has upload classic print works in the public domain to the Internet. Their “Horror” Bookshelf contains such seminal works as Robert Chambers “The King In Yellow”, William Hope Hodgson's “The House On The Borderland”, Henry James's “The Turn Of The Screw”, Arthur Machen's “The Great God Pan”, Bram Stoker's “Dracula” and collected works of M. R. James and Edgar Allen Poe. Enjoy your holiday reading, and Merry Christmas to you all!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Held every year in Evans City, PA (just outside Pittsburgh) where the movie was filmed, the Living Dead Festival is the only event dedicated to the work of George Romero and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (with side trips to Mr. Romero's other DEAD films). Featuring cast and crew as frequent guests, the Festival is the perfect way for fans to touch base with these classic films and the creative teams behind them. Make your plans to join the hungering throng!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

If you need a last-minute Halloween costume, a scary design for your Jack O'Lantern, a mummy prop decoration for your party or instructions on creating your own black-&-white Horror short, you can probably spend money at the countless seasonal stores open across the country this October – or you might consider trying to do it yourself! “WonderHowTo” is a website directory that will help you find whatever you're looking for online, and their Halloween section should supply you with countless ideas to make this a memorable All Hallows!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Need to find the right accessories to go with that skeleton jumper you just bought? Looking for decorations for your next goth metal music night? Or perhaps you just want to refresh that collection of decorations left over from last Halloween? For those obsessed with skulls of every style, design and form, we offer a place aptly titled “Obsessed With Skulls”, a store with the world's largest supply of skull-related products, including some I'm sure you never knew you so desperately needed before!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Scare LA is a Los Angeles convention taking place August 9 & 10, and is dedicated to the celebration of Halloween. It features haunt entertainment professionals, attraction designers and operators, filmmakers, artists and manufacturers, and will include previews of this year's Halloween exhibitions, workshops and classes, and performances by Horror-themed theatre companies and musicians. It looks to be a splendid time for both industry professionals and those who simply love the October Season. Log onto their site for ticket information and location information and this year's schedule of events!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

The Winchester House is one of the most famous haunted locations in the United States . Built nonstop over a period of forty years, the house contains 160 rooms, many of which wind in labyrinthine complexity, with stairs that go literally nowhere and doors and windows that open into walls. The history of its location and origins is fascinating, and millions of tourists visit it every year. The official website contains vintage photos, a detailed history, stories of the complex, and information on booking it for your own macabre celebrations!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Looking for something to peruse online during these cold winter evenings? “The Bizarre Beautiful World” is a cyberspace scrapbook of dark and macabre images. Some are from the Dark Fantastic, but others are simply strange and unique images of nature and art; erotic, perverse (this site is definitely for mature audiences), disturbing, unnerving (it's also advised caution for those with extreme sensibilities), awe-inspiring, amusing, offensive, stark, maddening and exquisite, it lives up to it's nomenclature as a place for pictures and photos grandiose, garish and Gothic, compiled by the lovely Mortemia.

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

“Lightspeed/Science Fiction & Fantasy” is an online periodical featuring everything from near-future Soft SF and interstellar Hard SF to Sword & Sorcery, contemporary Urban Fantasy and Magic Realism. It features a mix of originals and classic reprints from award-winning authors, as well as interviews and Q&As with the biggest names in the genre, and is available both online and in a monthly e-book. It's been a three-time finalist for the Hugo, and stories from its issues have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. I think you'll enjoy perusing it!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Last year I included a link to this wonderful essay delineating the history of the Christmas Ghost Story. (I also used some of its valuable information for reference.) I'm linking to that essay again here for the Season, but that essay is only one small part of a larger website named “Hypnogoria”. The brainchild of webmasters James Moon & Tom Greenslade, the site is an “Online Art Installation” or a “Digital Literary Collage” in the words of its creators, and filled with essays, poetry, fiction, book and film reviews, and numerous secret interactive minutiae. I hope when you're done reading the Christmas piece you'll explore the rest of this unique conception.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Creating confections, soaps, and decorations for the most discerning of tastes, Dem Bones is your perfect shopping stop for the Dia De Los Muertos holiday, or any other time you sense a need for a bit of the macabre in your gift selections. Browse this wonderful Etsy site and drop them a line, telling them their favorite Wandering Spectre recommended them!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Ray Kiem is a digital artist, scenic and interactive game designer and model builder who's worked with Universal Halloween Horror Nights. His website Haunted Dimensions is a fan site for the Disney Haunted Mansion , but it includes so much more, including Mr. Kiem's designs for paper-model haunted houses, a digital tour of a spooky mansion named The Knoll, a blog about various haunted effects and computer designs, and tours of several attractions and events. In short, it is indeed, as he so aptly names it, “Haunted Art & Projects in 3D”. I think you'll enjoy exploring these stark, gothic structures throughout the October Season and building your own decorations. Just be careful not to get lost!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

If the idea of Disney Horror seems like an oxymoron, allow me to disagree wholeheartedly, and whisper a few choice references: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. A WATCHER IN THE WOODS. FANTASIA, particularly “Night On Bald Mountain”, featuring a Walpurgisnacht celebration. And of course, the glorious Haunted Mansion at its famous amusement resorts. Walt Disney had a fine flair for the macabre and terrifying, and his studio is responsible for some wonderfully grim and ghastly moments; this site pays tribute to them all, and is a true labor of love from its creators. Enjoy, but beware! This is not all child's play!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

If you're looking for fact, analysis and opinion on all things Horror and Horror-related, may I direct your attention to a new periodical that promises “Horror For The Connoisseur” – “Diabolique” . Each month both an online and print edition are released, promising, according to the Editors, “…critical perspectives [bringing] fresh analyses to subjects old and new, foreign and domestic – from ancient folklore and Gothic classics to contemporary film releases and modern literary gems.” The writing is exemplary and the artwork and photos exquisite;
do click on or subscribe for a fine read!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

The Master of the Modern Dark Fantastic and the most popular American author in history, Stephen King's official website brings you the latest news on his newest projects (including “Doctor Sleep”, his long-awaited follow-up to “The Shining”, his musical theater venture “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” with John Mellencamp, and the television adaptation of UNDER THE DOME). Filled with information and messages to his fans and Constant Readers from Mr. King himself, this is you first and only reference needed.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Artist, pioneer, technician, animator, innovator – all these apply to the works of Ray Harryhausen. True, there were other stop-motion artists before and since, but none cast the shadow and had the influence and inspiration of this gentleman. His passing is untimely, but his legacy is secure. If you want to know everything about the details of his work and life, including his inspirations, his famous collaborations and friendships, and his earliest work up to and including his latest efforts, you can log onto his official website. Thank you, Mr. Harryhausen, for firing the imaginations of aficionados of the Dark Fantastic everywhere, for generations.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Looking for a group koffee-klatch to share your interests in the dark and deviant? If you don't mind a different type of beverage, the Gothic tea Society waits for you! A collaboration of interesting and eccentric personalities, with a Gothic focus on the Odd, Mis-Matched, Bizarre and Unusual, the Society is certain to wet your appetite for all things macabre in music, art, entertainment and everyday (or should that be everynight?) culture. (You may also want to Friend their page on Facebook by clicking HERE. I did!)

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

With St. Patrick 's Day soon upon, I turn your attention to the Emerald Isle, a wonderfully haunted place filled with eerie supernatural creatures native to its shores. This page gives a brief inventory of the many specters and spirits – The Banshee, The Pooka, The Gray Man and The Leprechaun among others. You'll also want to click onto the links for Irish Halloween celebrations and ghost stories. (And you might want to peruse the site for less macabre fare as well.)

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Looking for the best in macabre fiction? Want to learn more about the influences of the Dark Prince of American literature? Perhaps you're of a mind to celebrate the life and work of arguably the first great celebrity author? Poe Forevermore is a site dedicated to the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. You'll learn of the latest events sponsored by the Poe House and Museum in Baltimore , you can subscribe to a wonderful new quarterly magazine of morbid fact and fiction, and enjoy inside information directly from The Raven Society of Baltimore Inc, dedicated to all things Poe!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

The late Edward Gorey had a fine taste for the macabre, especially during the Christmas Season, and his work is filled with Polar Bears, Victorian celebrations, doubtful guests, spectres of the holiday and the dread Bahhum Bug himself! (From “The Haunted Tea-Cosy”, Mr. Gorey's satire of “A Christmas Carol”) If you're looking for a one-stop shopping place for the dark and unusual, you can do no better than Gorey Details, which feature not only the works of Mr. Gorey, but anything spooky and unsettling, from Dia De Los Muertos to Edgar Allen Poe, and from Alice In Wonderland to Tim Burton. Season's Greetings, one and all!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Looking for any and all things Halloween? PumpknRot is the place to begin. Jack O'Lanterns, scarecrows, costumes, parades, displays, celebrations, movies, books television…if it's Gothic, macabre or Halloween related, you find it detailed and discussed here! You can check out Halloweens past and present; the “What's Brewing?” blog gives you all the latest updates on stories and items of interest to the true Samhein Follower. There's plenty to keep you busy browsing until next October 31!   

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

I have so many terrific possibilities for October websites that it's difficult to chose, so I offer you macabre, mythical town of Ravensblight.com this month, to prepare for the holiday. Next month I'll feature the Toy Store on my RECOMMENDATIONS Page, but this month peruse the entire neighborhood. Visit the Library, purchase tickets to the Theater, come give a listen at the Music Studio, and stroll through the Art Gallery for paintings worthy of Mr. Serling's museum. (Pay particular attention to the hooded figure on the far left; it will take you to the blog and autobiography of the remarkable Ray O'Bannon, the multitalented artist, musician and writer who founded this wonderful Innsmouth-esque locale.) Explore to your hearts content, but think carefully when you take the quiz at the Signposts: your existence may depend on it!    

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Remember the Saturday night Creature Features with your favorite local Horror Host doing the honors as Master of Ceremonies? Of course, there are still many Hosts across the country broadcasting shows for their legions of fans. (I recently discovered one here on the Lost Coast !) Among the many I'm proud to associate with are A. Ghastlee Ghoul, Dr. Sarcofaguy, Dr. Gangrene, Halloween Jack, Remo D., and of course, Count Gore De Vol. But what if your town or city doesn't have their own host? No problem! The Monster Channel has been in operation since 2010, providing a wide variety of Hosts presenting their shows for the Internet audience. (You can also join fellow fans in the chat room during the broadcasts.) For a listing of the weekly schedule posted every Monday, you can click HERE.. Happy viewing!    

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

THE classic monster magazine, created by the late, great Forrest J. Ackerman, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND inspired a generation of youngsters to explore the world of Fantastic Cinema, and in doing so gave rise to talents as diverse as Stephen King, John Landis, Joe Dante, Rick Baker and Peter Jackson, and similar magazines such as “Castle Of Frankenstein,” “Fangoria” and “Rue Morgue.” Like the magazine, the website is filled with cartoons, book and movie reviews, entertainment news and other features. Whether you enjoy the nostalgia of times past or look for the latest information, FAMOUS MONSTERS will satisfy the monster fan in everyone!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

The official site for Mr. Bradbury, including message boards, filmed footage of the author at home, a series of essays, and a listing of all his books currently in print, along with available links to purchase them .Sadly, the front page of the site now leads with Mr. Bradbury's obituary. He will be greatly missed, and I fervently home the editors will continue to update the site with tributes to the Master.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Founded in 2008, Hauntcast is a radio-style podcast for Haunters and Halloween fanatics. G/Host Chris Baker and the Hauntcast Scream Team take you on a two-hour flaming death-skull roller coaster ride of haunting, Halloween and horror mayhem. Hauntcast features haunt community news, horror news and reviews, home-made prop spotlights, haunt product reviews, haunt theory & tactics, interviews with the nation's premier haunters, plus up-and-coming Halloween and horror bands with more new features in the works!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Among the many HorrorHosts that I count as a friend, perhaps none is as deserving as his success as the good Dr. Gangrene of Chiller Cinema. An upstanding member of his community in Tennessee (his public service announcements “Go Green With Dr. Gangrene” have won their local Emmy awards) and a fixture on the local music scene (in his other guise as leader of Horror-Punk band Spookhand), Dr. Gangrene has received national attention for his work, being featured in both “USA Today” and “Rue Morgue” while remaining a true gentleman, and a Rondo Award winner. His thoughts are yours for the perusing!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

This month's featured Link is actually two, but the two are closely related. The Rondo Hatton Awards are fan-based awards voted on by the Horror community, honoring the best in film, television, magazines books, games, conventions, special events, and anything and everything Horror-related. (I was honored to have been nominated for an award several years ago for my storytelling.) The Classic Horror Film Board is a forum created by David Colton and Kerry Gammill for the purpose of discussing...well, classic Horror Films, although the subject matter on the board is apparently inexhaustible and not limited. The CHFB is where people can offer their nominations for the various categories honored through the Rondo Awards. I think both sites are worth perusing and enjoying!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Looking for something, anything or all things Dark Fantastic? You've come to the right place. Welcome to DarkLinks , subtitled “Dark Side Of The Net,” a constantly updated web browser for Horror and Dark Fantasy in art, music, television, movies, games, and all other entertainments and diversions. Although they claim to cater to Goth sensibilities, their recommendations and listings are far more inclusive, and manage to touch on almost every aspect of the macabre I can think of.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

So you think you're a Lovecraft fan? Know everything there is to know about the Grand Master from Providence ? How about who was President while Lovecraft was writing his tales? Checked out books from the Orne Library using Randolph Carter's card? Heard any good Amphibian Band music lately? Cthulhu Lives! is the website of The H P Lovecraft Historical Society , or, as they put it themselves, "An Alternate Universe Since 1984!" Ostensibly a spinoff site for the "Call Of Cthuhlu" game from Miskatonic River Press, the site contains cell phone downloads, prop document templates, jazz music, radio drama, links to Lovecraft-inspired or adapted films, news reports that reflect Mr. Lovecraft's worldview, and, as the announcers say, so much more!  

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 


If you're in the mood for the sort of music you'll find on your annual Halloween party CD, you can't do better than HalloweenRadio.Net and HalloweenRadio.Com Both are excellent sources of music for your October errands. These webcasts feature a large variety of what may be considered “Halloween-esque,” and have included everything from Crash Test Dummies "The Ghosts That Haunt Me," to Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting," to Camille Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre," to Jerry Goldsmith's "Theme From Poltergeist," as well as spoken word performances by Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and other Horror personalities. There is overlap on both stations; the choice is yours! 

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Formed in 2006 to present the best of independent Horror, Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy in the Washington DC area, THE SPOOKY MOVIE FILM FESTIVAL has grown into one of the premiere film events in the industry, with many of its features picked up for major distribution. It has also garnered international attention and screens several foreign efforts for it's blood-soaked audience, and has featured productions by Steve Nile (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), H. G. Lewis (BLOOD FEAST) and award-winning animator Bill Plympton. I'm very proud of the work my friend C. W. Prather has put into his event, and want to draw it to your attention so you might plan your October accordingly! You can check their updated schedule and get more information by logging onto www.spookyfests.com.  

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

From 1976 until 1984, Brigantine Castle on the boardwalk pier in Brigantine, NJ was a Halloween lovers dream: a year-round haunted attraction that featured live performers as well as animated and mechanical effects. No one who lived in the Tri-Sate Area during the late 1970s can forget the spooky, enticing commercials played on local television stations, inviting one and all to "the scare of a lifetime!" Alas, the castle is long gone, a victim of financial hardships and finally a huge fire that destroyed the structure in 1987. But it still lives on in the hearts of locals that loved the towering, imposing structure at the end of the Seahorse Pier. BRIGANTINE CASTLE ONLINE traces the history of this dark summer attraction, with lots of photos and films of the commercials. Click HERE for all the information you'll need. (And while you're there, check out the other pages of www.darkinthepark.com, a listing of the best haunted attractions in the Garden State and their histories!) 

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

The short story can have a compressed power that a novel cannot equal; one reviewer called Stephen King's shorts “Hit-and-Run Horror”. In the same way a short film can pack a punch the best feature has to struggle to earn. Drew Daywalt and the filmmakers behind Daywalt Fear Factory understand this implicitly, and work their artistry like the sharp stab of an icepick. Aspiring filmmakers could do far worse than to study their abbreviated efforts, and I commend their work to you without reservation. Be warned: these nightmares are not for the faint-of heart!

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

One of the best events I have ever attended year upon year, MONSTER BASH is held outside of Pittsburgh PA every June. It is a family-friendly event (indeed, it encourages the participation of youngsters and their parents) that celebrates the classic horrors of the Universal Monster rallies featuring Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and the entire zoology of radiated scorpions, shuffling zombies, disembodied spectres and maniacal scientists meddling in God's domain. You can also find these denizens of yesterday in the film selections of MONSTER BASH's sponsor, CREEPY CLASSICS . Click onto the banner above for information on each!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

What to know everything there is to know about FRANKENSTEIN ? You don't? Why not? Did you know that this novel, written by a 19-year-old girl, is the most adapted piece of literature of all time? (Surpassing even the Bible?) That diverse actors from Colin Clive and Boris Karloff to Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro have had a hand at playing the Doctor and his Creation? If you're fascinated with the literary, cinematic, dramatic and artistic lineage of one of the classic works of Horror and Dark Fantasy, you might want to peruse "Frakensteinia" , the all-Frankenstein-all-the-time Rondo Award nominated blog. (And a very loud thank-you to actor/writer/director/artist Mark Redfield ( DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE ) for pointing me in its direction!)

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

We often think of “HorrorHosts” as the figures introducing bad movies on independent television stations But the original HorrorHosts began generations before, with legendary figures such as Arch Obler, The Whistler, The Witch, and The Phantom Stranger introducing chilling tales on classic radio series such as “Lights Out” and “Inner Sanctum” . The website radiohorrorhosts.com collects all the information you could possibly want on the Hosts, the shows, the controversies, and includes actual programs from the era. Turn off he lights, pull up a chair, turn your computer up loud and prepare to be scared!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Easily recognized as the premiere magazine of Horror in Modern Culture, Rue Morgue Magazine brings you the latest news on everything from new feature film releases to genre artists to music in the classic/gothic mode. The Rue Morgue website contains more information on Rue Morgue Cinema, Radio, and special events. It's an excellent source for all things Horror, all the time!

THIS SITE IS RATED R

 

 

It's only appropriate that during December we would honor (or that should really be honour ) the creator of one of the finest Christmas Ghost Stories of all time. (And I should point out that his other ghost stories, such as “The Signalman” and "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” are no slouches either, and much of his work, such as Magwitch's appearance in the graveyard at the opening of GREAT EXPECTATIONS show a finely developed sense of the macabre.) This exhaustive site will give you everything you've ever wanted to know about the life and literary efforts of the creator of Marley' Ghost!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Are you searching for that classic musical motif for your Halloween celebration? Look no further than Kristen Lawrence! Her original and adapted music for the October Season begs comparison with the lush sound of The October Project. Her work is whimsical and macabre, distinctly mining the traditional holiday sounds of Christmas carols for a darker effect. Give a listen (one of my favorites is the full length "Ghost Of John") and enjoy the ambiance of All Hallow's Eve!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

Want to know everything about the Haunted Attraction industry? Looking for a latex supplier for your ghoulish makeup, of someone to service your new fog machine? Are you a civilian who simply loves haunted houses, amusement parks, hayrides, and the like, and want to find the one closest to you? Look no further than HauntWorld .com, for everything you could possibly need for the Halloween Season! Featuring online forums, the latest news from the industry, and a special "HauntFinder" to locate attractions by state, HauntWorld is the perfect place to begin the October Season, whether you are a haunt veteran or a beginner looking for a reliable guide! Happy Scaring!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Look to any poll taken during Halloween of the best haunted attractions in the United States , and you'll probably find Netherworld within the list's top five. And for good reason: Netherworld is an extraordinary collection of actors, stuntman, makeup artists, special effects technicians, stage and film directors, and October Season enthusiasts that come together to create a terrifying, overwhelming, delightfully frightening extravaganza of live performance and animatronic mastery! If you're planning a trip this year to celebrate the season, you can do no better than to enjoy the 'hospitality' of the Netherworld cast and crew. I am proud to be named as one of their spectral friends!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Six years after his masterwork THE TWILIGHT ZONE left the airwaves, Rod Serling was back a series whose concept was something entirely new to television: an anthology series with individual segments anthologized as well. NIGHT GALLERY was never the success that TWILIGHT ZONE was, due in part to studio interference of Mr. Serling's creative talents and truly horrendous decisions made when presenting the series to syndication. Nevertheless, NIGHT GALLERY was a concept ahead of its time, and some segments contain some of Mr. Serling's finest work, including his Emmy-nominated classic "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" . This website contains literally everything you possibly want to know about the series, including reproductions of the paintings used in each episode. Step into the main exhibition room; disregard the Gift Shop; sadly, it's closed, and Mr. Serling has moved on. But the NIGHT GALLERY remains.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

A glorious gathering of supernatural creatures, international bands and more magic in a weekend than you might find in…well, a Celtic faerieland, I suppose; Faerieworlds is the brainchild of Brian Froud, world-renowned fantasy artist probably most famous for his work on the films DARK CRYSTAL and LABRYNTH . A three day outdoor family celebration of music and merriment, the event takes place outside Eugene , OR . There are street performers in the vendor's village, a main stage with acts from Europe , fire dancers to light the midnight hour, and costumed creations to overflow your imagination. I hope to see many, if not all of you there!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG

 

 

HorrorFind.Com is the premiere search engine for everything Horror and Halloween; movies, books, authors, artists, musicians, personalities, conventions, toys, memorabilia, and other macabre interests. You could say it's all the spookiness you could ever want in one place. And yes, you'll find me there as well, although my listing hasn't been updated in ages! (I should look into that…)

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Clarkesworld Magazine is the brainchild of Editor/Publisher Neil Clarke, a monthly online science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each issue contains at least two works of original fiction from new and established authors, along with spectacular art from established and up-and-coming illustrators! Since its inception in 2006, stories published in Clarkesworld have been featured in various anthologies, and the magazine itself has been nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

This website is simply one of the best sites on the internet for classic horror. In addition to the complete texts of classic short stories by Poe and lovecraft, dagonbytes features the complete novels FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, AND THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY. iF THIS WERE NOT ENOUGH, THERE IS ART, BOTH FINE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC, VIDEO, RADIO PROGRAMS AND NUMEROUS OTHER FEATURES DEDICATED TO DARK FANTASY.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13

 

 

Gothic Portal features everything and anything you might want to know about the Goth lifestyle, artwork, fashion, music, and other minutiae surrounding the Goth Culture, all in a convenient one-stop shop!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG-13


In celebration of the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe, I recommend this very complete site featuring text of Poe's stories and poems, galleries of artwork and links to other Poe-oriented references.

THIS SITE IS RATED PG


We couldn't begin our Page with anyone else. Count Gore has been a faithful friend and invaluable webmaster to myself and countless others. He is a Horrorhost legend, Rondo-award winner and creator of the first weekly web program, now in its 10th year!

THIS SITE IS RATED PG - 13