Beethoven’s birthday should be a holiday. I’m baking a cake. I encourage you to eat cake, as well, as you enjoy this week’s links:
Some very nice cinematic horror music from Christ Haigh
The weather here is cold and bright, and I have been spending most of my days outdoors. Why, you ask? Do you love the cold? Not so much, though it’s not a big deal. What l absolutely love, adore, am over-the-moon about, is the lack of mosquitoes. Every time I think about going outside in the summer, I have to consider how much I want to spray myself with horrible-smelling crap from head to toe. Because if I don’t, I attract every f*ing skeeter in three counties. So yes, the mosquitoes are dead, and I am celebrating by exploring parks and hunting Pokemon.
Enjoy the links. By the time you read this, I’ll be stealing someone’s gym.
Today’s links begin with a “how did I not know about this?” I adore the concept, and the archives have some wonderfully strange stuff.
Is this thing on? Good. May I have your attention, horrors and fiends. I have an exciting announcement to make.
Well, it’s exciting to me.
I have made a new thing: Web Wraiths. It celebrates the style of the horror web from the beginning to the early-mid 2000s. There are probably hundreds of link directories out there, with 98% dead links, and I am going through them, one by one, and digging up that which still lives. Some are shambling zombies, some are shimmering ghosts. I love the hell out of them, and I hope you enjoy them, too.
I have a serious weakness for web surfing; the old-fashioned kind, where you find a list of links, follow them to their link lists, etc. I especially love doing this on ancient sites with tacky gifs, garish backgrounds, and midi files. Sure, 90% of the links no longer exist, but sometimes you find the most delicious, creaky things.
That’s enough for now, but trust me…I have more. So much more. I should start an Angelfire site.
Happy Friday, my spooksters! St. Augustine is not only the first permanent European settlement in the US, it’s a cool, quirky place. We only had a few hours when we drove through on our way from Sarasota to Rockville, so of course the one place I chose to visit was the wax museum.
If you can visit, do! But I digress. The first link today I found not an hour ago in my Facebook feed. Enjoy, and have a spooky weekend!
The story of Wanda, the tilting board starts off our spooky links this week. I’ve have long been fascinated with seances, and the paraphernalia used to “contact the spirits.” This is a great example.
Lastly, it’s not spooky, but we simply must celebrate the birth of the composer of Christmas’ most virulent earworm properly: