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Erotic Fandom! by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Erotic Fandom!

Seeing the cantina scene in Star Wars was a watershed moment for me. I looked at the motley crew of freaks and degenerates and weirdos and heroes having fun and looking to be productive and I wanted to go to there. I love really over-the-top clothing and I’ve been really enjoying all the…( Read more )

Erotic Fandom! by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Erotic Fandom!

Seeing the cantina scene in Star Wars was a watershed moment for me. I looked at the motley crew of freaks and degenerates and weirdos and heroes having fun and looking to be productive and I wanted to go to there. I love really over-the-top clothing and I’ve been really enjoying all the…( Read more )

Ghoulmaster Kickstarter by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Ghoulmaster Kickstarter

Gothic.Org just posted a feature article on Pete Carter’s Ghoulmaster’s Haunted Playhouse Kickstarter. He loves Halloween and has tons of dark style and guyliner and even wrote an ode to those vital cosmetic basics black lipstick and eyeliner. One of the Kickstarter rewards features…( Read more )

June Show at La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery by Amelia G on Blue Blood

June Show at La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery

After a surreal day of attending first the Bay Pay Forum on the future of banking and digital currencies, following by a private Wells Fargo event at the Beverly Wilshire, I felt like I could finally exhale and relax when Forrest Black and I arrived at the gallery opening for the art showing at…( Read more )

Gothic.net Fiction Editor Position

Gothic.net is seeking a new fiction editor. Gothic.net comes from a strong literary tradition, so the fiction editor will need to have exacting standards. The Gothic.net site receives more visitors every month than any other literary genre site on the net. Writers Gothic.net has published in the past include David J. Schow, Thomas S. Roche, Clint Catalyst, Maria Alexander, Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, and many more luminaries of the dark writing world.

Fiction editor will initially be responsible for reading all writing submissions and doing coverage on submitted fiction pieces. Fiction editor will then be responsible for contracting and copy-editing final selections and reporting a schedule for writer payouts. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. WordPress, Excel, and Photoshop skills a plus. Ability to do writer outreach a plus. Please only apply if you are well-versed in literary horror and enjoy the genre. Honorarium pay will be quarterly and more beer money than absinthe money. You will, however, have the ability to put authors in front of a very large readership. Your good taste could break new authors and expose established authors to important audiences.

To apply, please email webmaster@gothic.net with the subject heading FICTION EDITOR. Please provide information on:
–why you want to do this
–three recent books or short stories you enjoyed with a sentence on why for each
–a few writers or publishers you enjoy with a sentence on why for each
–what conventions or other writing events you attend
–any editorial experience you have
–any experience you have contracting writers or other creatives
–any educational background you have
–your level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPress, and Photoshop
The idea is to provide a sense of both your qualifications and your taste.

Gothic.net Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror (SFW)

Gothic.net Panel of Experts – BDSM in Horror
Posted by Amelia G

bdsm in horror

Gothic.net has posted a new installment of the Panel of Experts and the current question is: Does a storyline seem more or less frightening to you, when BDSM themes are included, such as those in Hellraiser or Ichi the Killer? Besides yours truly, some other Blue Blood notables on the Panel include John Shirley, Will Judy, Forrest Black, Cecilia Tan, Thomas S. Roche, Ed Mironiuk, Eric Swartz, and Chad Savage.

For me, the relatability and familiarity of some of the BDSM aspect . . .

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Chachie and Ducky Von Ghoulie Deathrock Horror Punk (PICS)

Forrest Black and I first met Ducky Von Ghoulie from the Fuzzbats and his lovely bride Chachie at the old school deathrock club Release the Bats in California. The setting for this shoot is Ducky and Chachie’s real life living room. Ducky says he collects all the horror films and models and posters and other memorabilia in his impressive collection because it turns him on. What better reason! This is some of my favorite sort of work to shoot and Forrest Black and I really enjoyed creating art with Ducky and Chachie. Whole series in the Blue Blood VIP as always.

deathrock by amelia g and forrest black for blue blood

deathrock by amelia g and forrest black for blue blood

Last House on the Left

Last House on the LeftThe 2009 version of Last House on the Left bears the tagline: If bad people hurt someone you love, how far would you go to hurt them back? The 1972 version of course famously had a tagline which became a catchphrase: To avoid fainting, keep repeating it’s only a movie, only a movie, only a movie . . .

Last House on the LeftWell, Last House on the Left was initially intended to be an envelope-pushing 70’s porn feature and its legacy as a movie has been far beyond that of the average only a movie flick. There is the notion that the current spate of torture porn horror movies is something new, but people like Wes Craven and Sean S. Cunningham pioneered the genre more than three decades ago. Wes Craven, most famous for Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, wrote and directed the original Last House on the Left and Sean S. Cunningham, most famous for Friday the 13th, produced it. Before you even take into account the legions of movie-makers influenced by Craven and Cunningham, the legacy of Last House on the Left is huge simply for how its creators built on their own work. For the 2009 Last House on the Left, Craven and Cunningham both serve as producers. The director of 2009’s version is Dennis Iliadis whose main previous credit is the movie Hardcore, about two prostitutes who fall in love.

The initial torture porn grew out of 1970’s porn porn. At the time, partly because video not being used yet, any porn flick more involved than a tiny stag loop tended to be approached as a feature. A lot of the underground creative work at the time was about exploring taboos, so there was not as much . . .

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