Spooky bio:  Edward Gorey, author, Chicagoan, and artist of the gaily macabre

Do you know Edward St. John Gorey?  If you watch public television, we bet you do.  Gorey (1925–2000) is perhaps best known today for the wittily strange pen and ink drawings that comprise the opening animated credits of the PBS television series Mystery! (now renamed Masterpiece Mystery).  His sketches were created specifically for the series, then animated by […]

Spooky Events:  Bram Stoker Festival is on in Dublin (Ireland!) NOW, October 24-27, 2014

OMG, how can we have forgotten to tell you sooner??!  We must have been moonstruck with that big ol’ harvest moon last week …  For those of you who can travel on short notice, Dublin is the place to be this weekend:  it’s the annual Bram Stoker Festival, and it’s on from tonight (Friday the […]

Spooky Song Of The Week for Oct. 20th:  the Vampire Waltz and Dearg Due

It’s still the weekend, so we’re not late yet (just barely) for the Spooky Song Of The Week.  This time, it’s “The Vampire Waltz,” by Hannah Fury.  Fury is an American singer-songwriter not unlike Tori Amos, except that Fury focuses more on melancholy than anything else and is too shy for live performances.  Fury began […]