Saturday, November 13, 2010

Goth and Disney

Goth and Disney go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Take the fact that Mickey is a wizard (see Fantasia) as well as the various connections between Gothiness and The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Haunted Mansion ride, and the many rides at the Disney amusement parks that feature fake human skulls (Indiana Jones, The Tiki Room, Pirates of The Caribbean, etc). You can see why Bats Day In The Fun Park, where a murder of goths descend on Disneyland once a year, is the second largest unofficial annual gathering at Disneyland, right behind gay pride day.

With that spirit in mind, I present to you some of my own contributions to the Disney Goth amalgamation. We begin with 2 digital collages I created in the last few years:

"Goth Princesses"

Goofy Death (parody of Christian Death's album "Only Theater of Pain")

Finally, I present to you one of the great masterpieces of my life. There are very few art projects of any sort that I really take pride in, but the 2004 mashup I made of Vincent Price's narration through the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland mixed with the immortal Bauhaus song "Bela Lugosi's Dead" has to be one of them. It caused David J from Bauhaus to pick me up and hug me when he first heard it, and has been a featured link on Boing Boing. With great pride I give you: "Haunted Bela":


  1. Howard, where can I find this mashup? None of the links out there are active, and I appear to have long deleted it from my hard drive. Halloween won't be the same this year!

  2. Found it secreted over on someone's FTP site, and uploaded it to SoundCloud, making sure to give you credit.