We had the privilege of chatting with Courtney Gains at last year’s Camp ScareFest. You may recognize him from the horror classic Children of the Corn. He’s also appeared in Back to the Future, The ‘Burbs, and The Funhouse Massacre .
Our DarkestGoth staff went through Camp ScareFest last year and focused more on the vendors and attendees rather than celebrities. We compiled our best footage into this little video here. See Calypso Clown, 13 Pagan Holiday 13, Rocky Doll and Kristiva Diva, Christine and Bill Gibson, Nic Brown and other attendees. Enjoy! And come see us this year!
Featuring music by First Jason, 13 Pagan Holiday 13 and Grave Robber
Where is the Funeral? How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Where is the funeral? is a question that many Gothic people have been asked while out and about in their Gothic garb. In modern society much of the population considers the color black to be the color of mourning, with entirely black outfits being viewed as funeral attire. Black clothing as the fashion for mourning is not a modern idea. It is routed in western/European tradition beginning as early as the formation of Rome itself and has continued to evolve into the mourning clothes worn in the present day.
“What is one of the biggest issues facing Goth culture? Stereotypes, not just from outside the Goth community, but also from inside the community. Is it really important to define yourself as one type of Goth or can you fit into more than one genre?” 2017 Spokesmodel, Briana Sullivan, shares her insights on the good and the bad within the extended Gothic community.
Most industrial music lovers are familiar with Klayton and his work. He is the musical mastermind behind such projects as Circle of Dust, Argyle Park, Celldweller, and most recently Scandroid. Following his resurgence of Circle of Dust and the re-release of previous material I hoped to get a chance to talk with him; my hopes were not in vain!
Hanging out at the Rotting Corpse Production table during ScareFest 2015 would prove to be a life-changing experience. A young actress by the name of Sonya Delormier asked if I would help to promote an upcoming Kentucky film called The Wicked One, and handed me a postcard-sized picture of the movie cover. Being a huge fan of independent horror films I was more than happy to spread the word. Never did I imagine I’d also end up being part of this slasher flick!