The Devil's Complex — 2016

Hoia Baciu Forest Gives The Heebie-Jeebies In The Devil’s Complex

It is no secret that Romania is one of my favourite places on Earth. It is home to some of the best folklore and paranormal creatures, filling our nightmares with fright. Movies such as The Devil’s Complex are proof of that!

The Official Devil’s Complex Summary

Rachel Kusza and her team of filmmakers go missing while in a Transylvanian Forest. After searching for the film crew for two years, Rachel’s teacher finds a camera buried in the snow. — Google

Rachel and her team of filmmakers travel to Transylvania, Romania, to document the paranormal phenomena within Hoia Baciu Forest. — IMDb.

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Yuletide

The Little Match Girl As A Maiden And Unhappy Girl

2023 has just begun, and it’s time to learn new things and dig deeper into our gothic side to enjoy the morbid and unusual. Let’s start with something light and dark, shall we?

Card Games And Fairy Tales

New Year’s greetings, Biters! Let’s kick 2023 off with a rather odd choice for a GBM article. I want to look at Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Now, I want to discuss something other than the anime or manga. I want to look at the real-world trading card game, but even more so, one card in particular, The Unhappy Maiden.

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Blood Creek — 2009

Would Cancel Culture Cancel 2009 Blood Creek?

With all the movements of awareness in today’s United States in the film industry, it’s hard to be edgy. The horror genre is often either overlooked or over-judged by people that aren’t horror fans, to begin with. So, my review of the movie Blood Creek, fourteen years later…

The Official Summary

In 1936, the Wollners, a German family living in Town Creek, West Virginia, are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar. In need of money, they accept Professor Ricard Wirth into their home, unaware of the Third Reich’s practices in the occult or Wirth’s real mission, which will keep the family bound for decades to come.

Now, more than 70 years later, Evan Marshall’s older brother Victor mysteriously disappears near Town Creek for two years and suddenly returns very much alive, having escaped his captors.

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Medieval — Plague Doctor

The Black Death History Of The Middle Ages

When the words Black Plague come together, we automatically think of the Middle Ages. Most recently, the term Dark Ages turned inappropriate but remained used, as it has another meaning for us goths, the Bubonic Plague.

The Overall Meaning Of The Black Death

The term Black Death resonates with an outburst of bubonic plague turned into a pandemic. It occurred in Western Euroasia and spread down to North Africa. Its period of spread was between 1346 to 1353.

This era was the most brutal and fatal death-spreading pandemic in human history to this day. Nothing has ever come close to the number of deaths related to a disease. 

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The Merkins Are The Perfect Holiday Boy Band

The Merkins are a musical band dedicated to the horror of all occasions! The holidays rarely rhyme with horror or slasher flicks. But The Merkins somehow make it work.

The Holiday Cheers All Around

“In my life, I’ve done a lot of waiting: Waiting on Halloween to come back around…as I stood in line and did some deep thinking, I realized I could celebrate Halloween all year round.”

— Michael Myers as Forrest Gump

That’s right, Biters. I meant to have this article out for October, but I missed that deadline. But that’s okay because, as goths, we let our Halloween spirit run all year long, including the Winter Solstice / Yule / Christmas. 

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The Tudors - Showtime - 2007-2010

We All Know Henry VIII, But What Did The Tudors Series Teach Us?

Henry VIII had six wives, and his reputation for disposing of them is no secret, but when it comes to highlighting the days of his reign, one series comes to mind, The Tudors. Were they accurate?

The Official Summary Of The Tudors Series

The Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII‘s nearly 40-year reign, 1509-1547, of England. The series looks at Henry’s famous female companions like Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.

And delves into his relationships with important figures like Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wosely—head of the Catholic Church of England during its break with Rome—and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who was Henry’s best friend and unofficial adviser.

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Knightfall

Knightfall Is The Underrated Medieval Series Deserving Of More Seasons

When I finished watching The Last Kingdom, I was looking desperately for something to satisfy my Dark Ages addiction. Knightfall showed up, and quickly I found myself hooked on the last years of the infamous Templars.

The Official Summary

In 1306, the Knights Templar were winding down their run as one of the most powerful organisations in the Christian world. Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold, has fallen, and years later, a rumour is heard that the lost Grail is still in that area.

The Templars, led by the courageous, headstrong, but noble Templar Knight Landry, have shifted their attention to regaining a foothold in the Holy Land. They take their battle back to the Holy Land, and their battles become the Crusades.

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The Batman 2022

The Batman 2022 Revisits The Long Hallloween

As a DC Comics girl and a Batman Obsessive Fan, I hesitated to watch The Batman for many reasons. But last night, I fell in love with a detective story and a Bat I wasn’t expecting.

Before We Start, Riddle Me This! No, It’s Not A Riddle But Read It

WARNING!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!
MATURE AUDIENCES: All my articles are for adults.
TRIGGERS: PTSD, Gore, Trauma, Violence, Language, Death, Mob.

This is an in-depth review of the movie The Batman 2022. I reviewed many subjects and what was discussed before and after the movie. I also reveal plot points and many scenes that should remain unsaid if you haven’t watched the movie and considered watching it.

Also, this is a subjective article and a personal opinion of the movie. To the best of my knowledge, I give a review of what I believe is good or should be considered. This is all personal, and I respect everyone’s view of the movie. Batman is a beloved character, and we all have our preferences. With that said, let’s dig in! YOU ARE WARNED!!!

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Hellraiser: Hellworld — 2005

Hellraiser A Hell Of A World

Before watching the new Hellraiser series that looks absolutely fantastic, I wanted to watch the ten movies from the iconic franchise. One strangely stood out, to my surprise. It’s one everyone totally forgot about or doesn’t even know exists!

Before We Start, There Are Sights I Want You To See! Well, No, But Read It!

This is an in-depth review of the forgotten movie Hellraiser Hellworld from 2005. I rewatched the entire movie franchise and came out with subjects related to the plot of the Hellworld movie or eighth instalment. If you plan on watching the movie, do not keep reading this article, as it might ruin it for you.

This is all personal, and I respect everyone’s view of the movie and the Hellraiser franchise. Also, this is a subjective article and an opinion of the movie. 

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The Abaddon Hotel Home To Hell House LLC

There are many faces to horror, and some old tricks can become new again if done masterfully. The Hell House LLC trilogy is one of those unique movies that leave a mark and relaunched the found footage style for the better.

The Official Summary

 Hell House LLC

Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of fifteen tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, Hell House, a documentary film crew visits the scene of the tragedy to investigate what really happened that night.

 Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel

It’s been eight years since the opening night tragedy of Hell House LLC, and even so, many unanswered questions remain. 

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Gothic Queen Classic Remake Review

It is not the first time that our pop culture expert, James or our favourite Skeleton Hiding In Our Closet do reviews about classic remakes, so, without further due, here’s a new one!

It’s Good To Be Back!

Alright, Biters,

I have something a little different for you. Both friends, family and even coworkers have encouraged me to share about my autism. With that, I have not one but four YouTube cover artists for the price of one.

Biters meet Violet Orlandi, Addie Nicole of Halocene, Audra Miller of First to Eleven, and the GBM return of Lauren Babic. These four ladies are frequent collaborators. So, it’s kind of hard to talk about one without bringing up the others.

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Black Twilight By Lefki Symphonia Reviewed

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to give a platform to every type of artist, and that includes musicians. Our reviewers cannot wait to hear what the Gothic world has to sing about, and Mary listened well!

Reaching Out To GBM

Lefki Symphonia reached out to Gothic Bite Magazine, and in doing so here is the review and if you are an artist who wish to be on our website, proceed by sending us an email. Back to the review!

Lefki Symphonia is not a band I had heard of before. That excited me a bit. I love finding new to me bands and music. 

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Horror - Serial Killer

The Unknown Killer That Inspired Ghostface

Most of the iconic slasher killers of the horror movie genre are based on people that existed or still do. Often, the reality is more morbid than a slasher flick. Here’s one of their stories!

The Beginning Of An Iconic Face

Everyone knows the famous 90s Scream movie franchise, its iconic serial killer, and its name, Ghostface. People could know him from his original franchise with “Do you like scary movies?” or the horror movie parody franchise, Scary Movie.

People might not realize, and I didn’t know until recently, that the original Ghostface killer in the Scream franchise was inspired by a real-life serial killer named Danny Rolling.

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Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport Review By James YouTube

Those who are regulars over at GBM know that James Vaughan is our pop culture guy and music reviewer for covers. He is almost a YouTube promoter at this point! But this one…well, come in to read for yourself!

Literally Grasping At Australian Straws

WARNING: Offensive Racist Lyrics | Abuse of a corpse | Language | Racism
We are sorry for any offence with may cause. The article revolves around other lyrics of the song.

Biters, I have another song lined up, and you’ll be surprised! It’s an original song and not a cover. With that said, I hope you feel limber because I’ll be reaching and stretching for this musical number

Oh! Spoiler! Warning for how the stinger of how the song ends. Since it is why I wanted to share it with you all.

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Christmas

Mercy Christmas To All And A Review

Gothic Bite Magazine has many types of reviews and one of them is movie reviews, all year-round holidays too. Our Christmas Specialist is on the case for spooky holiday treats! Here is one of them!

Original Summary

Mercy Christmas is not any holiday movie!

When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family’s holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner. — IMDb

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A Duo Covers Like No Other

Gothic Bite Magazine reviews many different subjects and one of them is left to our pop culture specialist, James Vaughan. He loves his indie bands and his favourites are those who do covers of hits in a more rock and metal way!

It’s Been A While

A while back, in my Wolf Totem article, I did a mini review on somebody I’ve been wanting to talk about for ages Pamela Romvel and David Galardi, better known as The Covers Duo.

So, Biters, let’s move these two from the Gothic Bite Magazine opening act to the GBM headliners and take a closer look at The Covers Duo.

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Brain wave

The Walking Dead Syndrome

We don’t understand or have discovered many things about the human brain yet. We don’t know how powerful it can be. One delusion remains a mystery, Cotard’s Syndrome.

WARNING TRIGGERS: PTSD, Death Anxiety, Corpse, Death, Mental Illness, Suggestive Images, Suicidal, Psychotherapy, Doctors, Medication.

Ask A Mortician She’ll Answer

Tonight, when going to bed, my husband and I turned on the television and YouTube. We watched our regular channels, including Ask A Mortician, hosted by Caitlin Doughty. She talked about a real and fascinating brain disorder, Cotard’s Syndrome. So, are you human, vampire or the walking dead?

Caitlin Doughty has a unique way of explaining a complicated subject and turning it into a simplistic way of understanding. I love how she expresses herself and uses her humor to take something morbid and make it relatable. For that reason, I had to know more.

ASK A MORTICIAN hosted by CAITLIN DOUGHTY – MORTICIAN
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Cougar Talk With Kimberly Coralie Lyon

Today, Friday, April 29th, 2022, at 9:00 PM Eastern Time I will be live on Cougar Talk’s YouTube Channel. So, tune in for a great discussion!

It’s Been A While

Cougar Talk with Kimberly Coralie Lyon, aka me under my new amazing name that I love so much! But just in case you forgot, I’m on Cougar Talk Podcast YouTube Channel today, Friday, April 29th, 2022, at 9:00 PM, Eastern Time. Please, please, please, come and see me!

A few years ago, back when I was using Alexa Wayne, A.D. Wayne or Arielle Belle Lyon, a while ago! I was invited to a few podcasts, such as Zombiepalooza Radio Live and Deadman’s Tome — Horror Talk Radio, Author Talk, etc.

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GBM Interviews Author Ashley Greathouse

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ashley Greathouse

Patient Name: Ashley Greathouse

 I’m an extremely boring person, most of the time. On the rare occasions that I am doing something extraordinary, I can be found travelling around haunted Indiana, exploring the many paranormal hotspots the Hoosier state has to offer. 

I run and co-host a small team of two with fellow author Melissa Slate-Bindschadler, our investigations can be found on YouTube at Encounters With Darkness, or you can listen to our podcast on your favourite platform. 

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30 Miles From Nowhere

Have You Watched 30 Miles From Nowhere Yet?

There are many slasher movies out there or home invasion movies. But have you ever stopped and wondered, what if there could be a new twist on an old recipe? Here’s my review!

The Official Summary!

When five college friends return home for their estranged friend’s funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival. — 30 Miles From Nowhere

What Are 30 Miles From Nowhere About?

The movie revolves around the reunion of five college friends two decades after their graduation to attend the funeral of their friend, Max. In Wisconsin, the group of friends reside for a few days in their long-time memory cabin in the woods on Max’s property.

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