I Held My Own Death Cafe and You Can, Too

I Held My Own Death Cafe And You Can Too

A memory from a visit to my grandparent’s house when I was in my early twenties: My grandfather was still alive then, and he had endeavored to gather my sisters and I together for what was to be a Serious Conversation. We perched anxiously upon their saggy, sage green sofa, clutching scratchy, decorative throw pillows in […]

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The Mindset Of The Macabre: An Interview With Abigail Larson

Chances are if you are a longtime Haute Macabre reader, you require no introduction to the charmingly spooky, gothic art of Abigail Larson. Her eerie illustrations, reminiscent of the gorgeously ghoulish story books and fairy tales that little gothling you never actually had on your shelf as a child (thanks, mom), have no doubt haunted you for years–and […]

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Evi Numen, Death Doula

Death has been stalking me for the last few years. And I don’t mean in the “we are all dying, every day we are a little closer to the grave” sense. I mean, my name is engraved on the dance card, and the grim reaper has sights set on a waltz. I mean: my uncle died […]

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Halloween 2016 from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: A mini review

There’s something strange and lovely wafting in the wind, and it’s not just the rustle of the dying leaves or the murmurs of the restless dead in their unquiet graves. Can you feel it, too? Can you smell it? Can you smell the boozy swoon of ripe harvest fruits and the smoky crackling bonfires to light […]

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Jenny Hval / Blood Bitch

Jenny Hval’s new offering, Blood Bitch (out September 30, 2016 on Sacred Bones) is an intense, unsettling, and exquisitely intimate listen. On Blood Bitch Hval lulls and disturbs in equal measure with otherworldly croons, unearthly yowls, frantic panting, and hushed spoken word. Incorporating elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film, the album oscillates between the gentle lilt of a dreamy choir, pulsating, […]

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A Glittering Menace: The Designs Of Manuel Díaz

We are currently all a-swoon over the complex and beautifully structured creations from the studio of Manuel Díaz, an enigmatic, avant-garde fashion designer from Mexico City. Draped in chain mail, harnesses, and braids, and embellished with glittering crystals and menacing spikes and piercings, these objects both appear as ornate cages for dreamy demons, and suggest the threat […]

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Between Fable and Reality: The Art of Darla Teagarden

Please welcome S. Elizabeth to our growing team of staff writers! Sarah is no stranger to Haute Macabre, having contributed as a guest blogger many times over the years. She was a contributing writer for our friends at CoilHouse Magazine, on the BloodMilk Blog, Death and the Maiden, and was the creative force behind Skeletor […]

8 Goth AF Darkling Perfumes on Haute Macabre

Perfumes for the Dark

Please welcome guest blogger Mlle Ghoul from These Unquiet Things and Dirge Magazine! S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. She is a shadow seamstress, star stitcher, word witch, and weaver of the weird. Find her on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Hello darklings, […]

DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB Part III

Please welcome guest blogger Mlle Ghoul from These Unquiet Things. S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. She is a shadow seamstress, star stitcher, word witch, and weaver of the weird. Find her on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB. […]

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DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB Part II

Please welcome guest blogger Mlle Ghoul from These Unquiet Things. S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. She is a shadow seamstress, star stitcher, word witch, and weaver of the weird. Find her on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB. […]

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DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB part I

Please welcome guest blogger Mlle Ghoul from These Unquiet Things. S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. She is a shadow seamstress, star stitcher, word witch, and weaver of the weird. Find her on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB. […]