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A Goth’s Guide to Celebrating Halloween: Adria Stembridge’s Favorite Music Videos, Horror Films and Events

Tears for the Dying. Credit: Blake Pipes.

With so many ways to celebrate Halloween, it’s difficult to decide what to prioritize. Skip the headache, and just ask a goth! A longtime Athens resident, Adria Stembridge keeps the spooky spirit alive year-round with Tears for the Dying, a deathrock and post-punk band she’s fronted for nearly two decades. She’s additionally the host of Dark Entries, a goth and punk karaoke night held bimonthly. Below, Adria shares a spellbinding playlist of goth music videos by some of her favorite artists, plus a list of all-time favorite horror films for cozy nights indoors and a few must-see events happening around town.

Goth Music Videos to Set the Mood

Bauhaus – “In The Flat Field” (1980, England)

45 Grave – “Party Time” (1983, Los Angeles, CA)

Kommunity FK – “Something Inside Me Has Died” (1985, Los Angeles, CA)

The Cure – “Lullaby” (1989, England)

†13th Moon† – “Witch Hunt” (2015, Tokyo, Japan)

Nothing. Existed. – “Fear” (2018, England)

The Wraith – “Wing of Night” (2019, Los Angeles, CA)

Rosegarden Funeral Party – “Mirror’s Image” (2019, Dallas, TX)

Nox Novacula- “Last Will and Testament” (2021, Portland, WA)

” Inked in Red ” – Vision Video – “Inked in Red” (2020, Athens, GA)

Tears for the Dying – “Go Die”(2020, Athens, GA)

En†er†ainmen† – “Maggot Church” (2020, Atlanta, GA)

All-Time Favorite Horror Movies

The Thing (1982)

The Hunger (1983)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Aliens (1986)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Event Horizon (1997)

Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Pandorum (2009)

Annihilation (2018)

Hellraiser (2022)

And Finally, Top Events to Leave the House For!

Volumes Fall Fright Fest – Friday, Oct. 21 at Hendershot’s

Zombie Farms – Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 30 in Winterville

Dark Entries Goth/Punk Karaoke & costume contest – Friday, Oct. 28 at Buvez

Rocky Horror Picture Show followed by Goth Dance Party – Saturday, Oct. 29 at Ciné

Wild Rumpus – Saturday, Oct. 29 in Downtown Athens