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

With so many ways to celebrate Halloween, it’s hard to decide what to prioritize. Avoid the headaches and just ask a goth! 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 is also the host of Dark Entries, a goth and punk karaoke party held every two months. Below, Adria shares a spellbinding playlist of gothic music videos from some of her favorite artists, as well as a list of all-time favorite horror movies for cozy nights indoors and some must-see events that take place in town.

Gothic music videos to set the mood

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

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

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

The Cure – “Lullaby” (1989, England)

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

Nothing. Has existed. – “Fear” (2018, England)

The Wraith – “Nightwing” (2019, Los Angeles, CA)

Rosegarden’s Funeral Party – “The Mirror 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, Georgia)

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

Favorite horror movies of all time

The thing (1982)

Hunger (1983)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

aliens (1986)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Event horizon (1997)

Noroi: the curse (2005)

pandora (2009)

Annihilation (2018)

hellraiser (2022)

And finally, the best events to leave the house for!

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

Zombie Farms – Friday and Saturday nights until October 30 in Winterville

Dark Entries Goth/Punk Karaoke & costume contest – Friday October 28 at Buvez

Rocky Horror Picture Show followed by Goth Dance Party – Saturday October 29 at the Ciné

Wild Rumpus – Saturday October 29 in downtown Athens