Faithful online horror fans may have noticed as of late that something very interesting is happening. Horror bloggers far and wide are uniting in an informal, yet nevertheless exciting confederation. That confederation is known as The League of Tana Tea Drinkers, or LOTT D for short.
In honor of this growing phenomenon (and because I have nothing better to blog about) I've decided to spotlight some interesting things that are happening on some of my fellow LOTT Ders' sites. If you have some minutes to kill, and are looking for some fascinating insight on various matters both gothic and macabre, check them out.
Arbogast on Film: The man named for everyone's favorite ill-fated private investigator takes a compelling look at Frank Darabont's The Mist, colored by his own love/hate relationship with the works of Stephen King.
Frankensteinia: The venerable Pierre Fournier celebrates the birthdays this week of three giants of the genre, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
Gospel of the Living Dead: Prof. Kim Paffenroth has published the timeline he's put together on the life of Dante Alighieri, derived from work on his new book, Valley of the Dead. Of particular interest is the period during which the Italian poet's whereabouts were completely unknown.
The Groovy Age of Horror: Curt Purcell begins what is sure to be a gripping series on the history of supernatural horror.
The Horrors of It All: The one and only Karswell takes a peak at the new book, Sex, Drugs and Violence in the Comics. Count me in.
Kindertrauma: You'll never look at Chuck Jones' innocuous little mouse Sniffles quite the same again after reading Unkle Lancifer's chilling review of the 1940 Warner Bros. short Sniffles Takes a Trip.
Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire: The lovely Tenebrous Kate provides essential fashion tips for men, derived from the best of genre cinema. Did you know the codpiece was making a comeback?
Theofantastique: John W. Morehead scowls disapprovingly at A&E's recent revamp of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain.
Unspeakable Horror: If vampire poetry is what you're looking for, Chad Helder has the cure for what ails you.