Now that the weather is getting nicer, all I want to do is lay out in the sun with a good book. Some people like to stick to light-hearted romance or fantasy for their summer reading, but personally my favorite way to cool down is with a good spine-chilling horror novel or ghost story. Luckily, there's an abundance of new spooky books coming out this summer. Here are a few that are on my to-read list:
We're now two months into quarantine, which means for many of us it's been at least two months since our last haircut or dye job. Things are starting to look pretty messy around here. If you're already used to cutting and styling your own hair, this might not be much of a problem. But for the rest of us, we may just barely be resisting the temptation to whip out the scissors and risk making things worse. Here are some suggestions for what to do with your awkward quarantine hair:
Queen of the Damned may not be an objectively good movie. It is definitely not a good adaptation of Anne Rice's book. But it did contribute something very important to goth culture: the image of Aaliyah as the vampire queen Akasha.
Do the coronavirus stay-at-home orders have you feeling bored and cooped up? Mary Shelley must have been in a similar mindset when she began writing the story that would become the world's first science fiction novel, Frankenstein.
She's spooky. She's sexy. She introduced a whole generation to a bunch of bad horror movies. Yup! We're talking about Elvira. I plan to do a series of posts here on different fashion icons that have influenced the goth aesthetic. And who better to start with than perhaps the campiest of them all, the horror hostess Elvira.