Compendium of Horror, Fear, and the Grotesque

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The following is a list of links to resources on a variety of topics related to horror, fear, and the grotesque.

Web Site Description

Online English Degree
"a general information website that, over the years, has developed into a comprehensive guide on studying English through the medium of online education. The site is a location where individuals can access job trend information, salary data and access personal testimonials from past and present students of english. As a valuable resource to any considering either bachelor, master or PhD level study of English" 

Creepy Classics
A site where you can purchase movies, DVDs, posters, books, etc., all relating to creepy movie classics. 

Dark Side of the Net
News, forums, articles, and links all dedicated to the dark side.
"DarkEcho, in general and currently, focuses on literature of the fantastic science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, whatever you want to call it. It features a blog, reviews, interviews, and essays. There is a free e-mail newsletter that you may subscribe to."
Web news and market source for horror buffs.

Fantastic in Fiction and Art
"Sponsored by Cornell University's Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) this image-bank provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art. While the site emerges from a comparative literature course on the topic at Skidmore College, it is also intended to open the door to consideration of some of the constant structures and patterns of fantastic literature, and the problems they raise. In this sense, the materials presented here may find a use among students in a variety of disciplines."
Fright-Rags was established in September 2003 for one reason, the owner "wanted cool looking horror shirts" to make available to the public.

Capricorns Lair
  "Welcome to Capricorns Lair store. We are a full service store directed towards providing the best most unique of items, gifts and spiritual goods to the retail and wholesale Wiccan, Occult, Pagan, Witchcraft, Gothic and Gay & Lesbian communities. A store offering a vast selection in ritual items, jewelry, silver, body jewelry, gothic, gothic jewelry, incense, statues, tarot, books, aroma therapy, candles, candle making supplies, occult, witchcraft, magic, magickal goods, beeswax, crystals, spheres, essential oils, Chalices, Coffee, Tea, herbs and so much more. All Wicca goods offered retail and wholesale."

Gothic Studies: The Journal of the International Gothic Association
"The International Gothic Association unites teachers, scholars, students, artists, writers, and performers from around the world who are interested in any aspect of gothic culture: fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, music, architecture, popular culture, and technology. It promotes the study and dissemination of information on gothic culture from the late eighteenth century to the contemporary moment, from Frankenstein to Eminem. The only association of its kind, the IGA is the academic centre for people interested in an analysis of the gothic."
  Offers visitors a challenge to visit haunted sites for themselves and report on their experiences. They refer to the experiment as "legend tripping." The site was featured on the Discovery Channel in 2008.

H.P. Lovecraft Archive
Information about the life and works of the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.

SNM Horror Magazine
"SNM Horror Magazine, a premier online publication featuring the best new talent in horror today. We will showcase 8 new short stories each month and publish on the first day of each month unless posted otherwise. The best part: it’s FREE! Whether it’s to browse around and read the featured authors or even submit a story yourself, we welcome and embrace you into our dark realm of true horror. This space was built by my own grimy appendages from sordid ceremonial grounds and dipped in the blood of disdain and rejection. My ghoulish hands wove together this underworld to feature some great works from authors who haven’t had their imaginative scrolls of horror presented in this inner sanctum from the crypt and into the daylight. We dare to publish what others mags don't but only in the best of taste!"

Horror Writers Association
An e-zine for members of this association dedicated to writers of horror fiction. - Bone Chilling Literary Culture
A nicely designed site featuring fiction, articles, links, and boards for gothic enthusiasts and those just curious about gothic culture.
"The web's premiere site for horror movie review, discussion, culture, and more."
A resource for searching for other sites dedicated to horror.
"HorrorFind is the first search engine dedicated to all horror, all the time. It is the ultimate source for horror and Halloween, with listings of sites about Halloween, Halloween products, Halloween props, horror, horror movies, werewolves, vampires, witches, ghosts, demons, monsters, haunted places, haunted parks, haunted attractions, ghost walks, black magic, magic in general, evil spells, zombies and all sorts of other horror-related stuff.." 

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

"'The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies,' a biannual, free, on-line publication devoted to the study of Gothic and Horror in all their varying forms."

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
"An interdisciplinary quarterly devoted to the study of the fantastic in Literature, Art, Drama, Film and Popular Media. It is published by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts at Idaho State University, where production offices are located.   Articles are fully refereed and are indexed in the MLA Bibliography. Like the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, from which it was generated, it welcomes papers on all aspects of the fantastic in English, American, French, Spanish, German and other national literatures, as well as interdisciplinary approaches including music, philosophy, sociology, psychology, political science, and religion. All papers are in English."

My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 
"On this site, you will find everything you have ever wanted to know about Mary Shelley. There are pages dealing with Mary's life, her family, her friends and her novels."
Apparel with horror themes.

The Literary Gothic
Provides author list, title index, and research guidelines for Gothic works written prior to 1950.

The Weird Review
A site where you can read or write reviews of antiquarian supernatural tales and short stories.

Vampiri Europeana
"A Bibliography of Non-English European Resources on Vampires in Literature, Folklore, and Popular Culture."

Horror World
A horror community website offering fiction, reviews, newsletter, and other items of interest. You can read original material by known horror writers and communicate with them via message boards.
  A sister site to This site specializes in information about ghosts. Another excellent research site.

Monster Librarian
A horror resource library for readers and librarians.

Malinche Entertainment
A site that bills itself as "The world's only publisher of interactive fiction." It offers horror and other genres of fiction.
  A site dedicated to collecting and presenting information on a variety of subjects often lacking rational explanation. A comprehensive collection of information; makes an excellent place for research.

"Hellnotes is dedicated to the horror genre, its fans, and its writers. We work hard to deliver the most up-to-date information about new horror book releases, horror movies, and horror events. We also provide visitors with interviews, book reviews, profiles, and photographs. If you’d like to submit material for our consideration (press releases, convention news, book reviews, etc.), you can contact us here:"
  "The soft white underbelly of the net, eviscerated for all to see: Rotten dot com collects images and information from many sources to present the viewer with a truly unpleasant experience."

Enchanted Gardens
A fascinating site offering for sale miniatures of castles, churches, and other beautifully gothic pieces, among a wide variety of garden items.

Fear and Trembling
"Fear and Trembling is a publication project of Double-Edged Publishing, Inc. (ISSN Pending). We strive to provide quality fiction and poertry, both in a means that respects traditional values and Christian principles. Fear and Trembling actively seeks works from new and student authors and artists, but holds high standards of quality for all contributions. " This site accepts submissions of original writing but with this restriction: "Under no circumstances will we consider works that include R-rated language, disturbing violence, or graphic sexuality."

"Horror Writing for Children"
An article by Robert Hood about writing horror fiction for children.

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
  A thorough exploration of subjects related to death and dying; includes bibliographical information also.
  " is solely dedicated to the recognition of monsters in our culture and society and the necessary awareness that mythology and history are driving forces in the global shaping of the 'third millenary man.'”
  Official website of the Rocky Horror Picture Show productions and movie; everything you always wanted to know about the production and its history.

A History of Horror as Genre
  Looks at the history of horror in fiction and film.
  Provides information on the location of haunted houses in the United States and Canada.
  Beautifully designed site dedicated to serious gothic study and exploration. The site also provides a unique gothic gift shop: "Throughout time, those things which are deemed to be 'out of the mainstream, occult or of a darker' nature are usually seen as negative, wrong or inappropriate. True beauty can often be found in things that have long since lost their luster, or have never been given a favorable start in society to begin with. It has been said Man condemns that which he does not understand......"

Steven Marshall Horror
  A site that features the writings of Steven Marshall with advice to new writers about publishing their own works. Steven's philosophy: "As soon as we delve into the very topic of horror and see it manifesting in our everyday culture, certain truths are painfully realized. Horror is ever present and can be found anywhere you look, even in beauty. It’s a fragile balance indeed, but wherever you find one, you can always find the other."

  E-Splatter bills itself as "The Guide to Modern Horror Movies." It specializes in modern horror movies, but includes a handful of classics as well.

Paranormal News
  Excellent source of news, articles, and discussions concerning a wide variety of paranormal topics. Copious links to equally reliable sites. If you are interested in the latest news about any paranormal event, visit this site now.
  Kegare is Japanese for negative spiritual energy. This must see sight offers a view of the world from the other side of learning. "But what about the other side of reality. The darker side. Is there any use in it? The same God that created everlasting life also created botulism. From God’s wisdom, each has a place. And it is our job to find out. But from the true source of wisdom, reality and not from the Bible. The bible is seemingly silent on the subject of botulism, or cigarettes, crack, or napalm. I’m not into either, but I can’t figure why we think hot man-on-man action is worse than hot napalm-on-man action. This blog is an experiment in investigating kegare."

The Reincarnation Experiment
  "To test a scientific model that appears to account for empirical evidence of the apparent inheritance of a "past-life legacy" during human reproduction. (This site is dedicated to a natural science approach to evaluation of the concept of linear reincarnation. In addition to the ongoing project, it reports on the pilot study described in Paul Von Ward's book The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation.)"
  " is a website dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of the horror film, through reviews, articles, and biographies of artists who have contributed to the genre. The site first opened in 1999. Classic-Horror has been cited by the Chicago Tribune, Roger Ebert, AMC's Monsterfest blog, Yahoo! Pick of the Day, the New York Daily News, and the Librarian's Index to the Internet."

Psychic Review Online 
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Vedic Astrology
  " offers online horoscopes, astrology predictions, Indian astrologers, horoscope matching, Hindu astrology, Vedic astrology, horoscope compatibility, life reading and medical astrology."

Zodiac Signs
  "Find meanings, characteristics, descriptions, explanation, personality traits and physical features of various zodiac signs."

Psychic Readings
  "Your guide to online psychic readings. Online psychic reviews, tips on how to find best psychic, and information about online tarot reading and finding a great tarot psychic."

Tarot Card Meanings
  "Online free tarot guide, tarot meanings, tarot card spreads and information about free tarot readings online."

The World Horror Convention
  "The World Horror Convention is an annual gathering of professionals in the horror industry; publishers, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans. WHC serves as both an industry insider's networking event and a chance for fans of the genre to get together, meet some of the creative talents in the field, and generally spend a weekend celebrating All Things Scary."

Horoscope Reading
  "Horoscope Reading"

Daily Horoscope
  "Free Daily Horoscope offers an astrological calculation and a characteristics of the planetary constellations which are affecting you at the moment."

Magic Spells
"Offering Magic Spells for Love and Money, White Magic Spells, Talismans and Charms, also information on witchcraft and wicca available."

Love Spells
  "Love Spells for all: lost love spells, binding spells, soul mate spells, rekindle lost love and more, spell casting services for all the problems related to Love."

Astrology Horoscope
  " provides online Accurate Indian Vedic Astrological Prediction with Kundli Reading, Matching, Free Remedial Astrology, Free Hindu Astrology with Zodiac Rashi Sign by Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Forecast."

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Online English Degree
  " a general information website that, over the years, has developed into a comprehensive guide on studying English through the medium of online education. The site is a location where individuals can access job trend information, salary data and access personal testimonials from past and present students of english. As a valuable resource to any considering either bachelor, master or PhD level study of English"

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Magic Spells
  " Powerful Love Spells like Love Binding Spells, Get Back Lost Love Spell, Make Your Love Leave You Spell, Get Back Old Love Spell and more, also Love Casting available spells"

Love Spells
  " Love Spells for all, lost love spells, binding spells, soul mate spells, rekindle lost love and more, spell casting services for all the problems relation to Love."

Magic Spells
  " Offering Magic Spells for Love and Money, White Magic Spells, Talismans and Charms, also information on witchcraft and wicca available."
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