NEW BOOK! Vicennial 20 Years Into the Night from GothicChicago!

Support SpookyInc - Buy our bookVICENNIAL – INTO THE NIGHT
A Book by DavidB and JameyB

GothicChicago Calendars – Events – Photos

Born out of frustration with being seated in the back of a restaurant because we looked too “Goth” (aka “weird”) – we decided to share Goth-friendly locations and events in Chicago and eventually worldwide online.  The scene has grown – Goth is in the malls, Cosplay is all the rage and the world is a little smaller (and more wonderful) due to social media.  To celebrate 20 years of spooky stuff for spooky people, this 46 page, full colour book shares highlights from 1996-2016.

Get your copy today!

Celebrate with us by posting your memories with #SpookyInc20


Posted October 31, 2016 by si in #SpookyInc20, Downloads, everywhere, Photographs, Shopping, SpookyInc

Mar 24 – La Petite Mort: 21st Century Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

Held One Saturday Every Odd Month
An Array of 21st Century Music Curated by
DJ Scary Lady Sarah
to Enrich, Cultivate, & Invigorate the Gothic Spirit
in An Intimate & Evocative Environment

Socialize, Dance, Imbibe, Revel, Immerse…

10pm – 3am; 21+; no cover charge
DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago
…delighted to announce an additional room of atmosphere for our soirèe

Presented by American Gothic Productions and KILTER magazine.

#gothic #chicagogothic #deathrock #postpunk #chicagogoth #gothchicago #gothicchicago #scaryladysarah #americangothicproductions

Posted March 19, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.”

“Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America.”

If you are a fan of Ask a MorticianOrder of a Good DeathUndertaking LA and Caitlin Doughty – you will love her latest book “From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death”  On sale now!
As a long time fan, I was lucky to hear her speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Just as enthusiastic in person as she is in her YouTube videos, she and book illustrator, Landis Blair were a delightful pair signing many, many items after their talk with fans.  I personally hope she can bring a Death Salon to Chicago!

Posted March 16, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities


Puppets are infinite. If you know love, they do. If you know sadness, they do. If you breathe, they do. You give them steps and they make them strange. They are sometimes silly, sometimes serious, always honest little vessels. I started making puppets when I felt I didn’t have a voice. I sculpted powerful, magical creatures to dance and sing and cry and give me that voice. When I feared death, they showed me it could be beautiful. When I feared life, they showed me it could be weird and wonderful. The Handsome Devils are each hand-sculpted, piece by piece, and decorated in everything from remnants from the bottom of granny’s jewelry box to bones from a field in my hometown.

“The terrors of living, the joys and the revel, alive in your misfit, misguided young devil”

Posted March 14, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Shopping

Shop StitchyButton on Etsy

Kate is a full time etsy crafter! She enjoys Star Trek, Legos, Harry Potter, and maps. Her not-so-secret ambition is to one day work for the Henson Company and make Kermit a suit.

Favorite materials

fleecepolymer clayembroidery flosslacefeltleather,ribbonsequinsbeadsmini buttonswirepaint

Posted March 12, 2018 by si in Shopping, Uncategorized

Are you following Instagram hashtag #sweetdreamfuel

As someone who frequently has nightmares, the curator of this Instagram account #sweetdreamfuel decided to start sending herself to sleep with a fair shot at more pleasant dreams by focusing on a piece of artwork created by a favorite artist of hers beforehand. The pieces she selects are often also indicative of her mood at the time, because thank goodness for intense, resonant art feels.


Posted March 9, 2018 by si in Personalities, Photographs

Mar 17 – Clan of Xymox (Chicago)

Clan of Xymox
$25 Adv // 8:00 PM // 17 & Over
Bottom Lounge | 1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago



Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM

Posted March 7, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music

Mar 16 – OMD, GGOOLLDD (Chicago)

The Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657


Posted March 5, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music

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