31 Days Of Horror in 2018

Last year I parceled out my 31 Days of Horror in measured doses with a part one and part two: 15(ish) days each of my thoughts on the horror media that I had been been consuming every day for the month of October. This included full-length movies, film anthologies, television programs, game shows, anime–I’m not discriminating, I […]

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Here’s some occult art house mondo bizarro featuring Aanis Nin and Marjorie Cameron, dedicated to Aleister Crowley. “The film is derived from one of Aleister Crowley’s dramatic rituals where people in the cult assume the identity of a god or a goddess. I wanted to create a feeling of being carried into a world of […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

Today debuts Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Culling” from the album Hiss Spun, (released September 22, 2017 on Sargent House, and which we reviewed last year) This is the haunting stuff of your most spellbinding, swooniest dreams, and without a doubt, the most exquisite music video we’ve seen in a while. With creative direction and set design […]

Genius, Provocateur, Legend: “McQueen”

When you love something that you consider sacred and beautiful, it’s sometimes difficult…baffling, almost… to believe that other people don’t actually have a clue as to what you’re babbling about when you blather on and on about this wondrous thing you adore. That sounds terribly presumptuous, doesn’t it? That our obsessions and fascinations shine so […]

flow/er: Synthetic Floral Synethsis by Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir

We’re entranced by this phantasmagorical video created by designers Alexa Sirbu and Lukas Vojir with music by Zelig Sound. Entitled “flow/er“, the experimental CG short barely lasts 30 seconds, but that’s one of the amazing things about dreams. While in the mind of the dreamer they might feel as though they go on forever, as far as our brains are […]

Going Home to Twin Peaks

I’ve lived in the PNW for nearly 17 years, first in Seattle and now in Portland. But no matter how long one lives in a place, conversation eventually turns to where you lived might’ve lived before, which then glances over its shoulder and asks how you came to live where you do now. My answer […]

Savoring the celluloid hues of colorpalette.cinema on Instagram

Color is a uniquely powerful tool in the art of cinematic storytelling. We’re all naturally sensitive to color and its impact doesn’t require our conscious awareness in order to be felt emotionally, psychologically, and even physically. For some filmmakers, the role of color is so important it may as well be considered a character unto […]

The Love Witch

Releasing in theaters next week, The Love Witch‘s trailer had me completely fooled into thinking it was a 1960s Technicolor B film, and I loved every second of it. I’ll be double featuring this along with the new Criterion release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls as soon as I finish packing on my […]

Atmosphere

We shared this when it first came out a year or so ago, but it’s one of those things that I revisit every few months and continue to be hypnotized by.

New Video Post: Autumn Eyes

I created an autumn inspired eye look for this video featuring all Lime Crime products! I personally love Lime Crime, and they were generous enough to send me their Living on a Prairie Velvetines and the amazing Super Foil collections. If you haven’t tried the Super Foils out yet, go get them right this very […]

Alchemically Altered: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Swatches

Alchemically Altered, the 2016 Fall Colour collection by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, is my favorite collection from them yet. Six new rich jewel toned Lip Tars are launching on August 26 at 12AM, EST, along with six loose pigments and glitters. OCC was kind enough to send me the collection to preview for you in this […]

New Video Post! GRWM with Winged Eyeliner Tutorial

New video post! Today I uploaded a simple Get Ready With Me with a little bit of a winged eyeliner tutorial. I messed up my eyeliner a thousand times while filming this, but showed the quickest fix possible in the video otherwise this would have been at least an hour long. This has been my […]

New Video Post! All Time Favorites and Essential Items

Subscribe to the Haute Macabre YouTube Channel! This video features my all time favorite, cannot live without, ride (my broomstick) or die favorite makeup products! Tell us your absolute favorites, too, because we always need more makeup to buy. All products mentioned here are Cruelty Free! Kat Von D Lock It Featherweight Primer It Cosmetics Your Skin […]

Sweet Transvestite

I have been adamantly opposed to the Rocky Horror remake since the first whispers of it years ago, but I think I may have changed my mind. The new trailer released recently with Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Reeve Carney as Riff Raff look like perfect casting, and it also seems no one is trying […]

Crazy Love

The collaborative efforts of designers Sophi Reaptress and jewelry maker HVNTERGVTHERER, Crazy Love is a fashion film short of a recurring dream of a young woman who has mysteriously stumbled into a wake. Filmed on location at The Convent in Philadelphia, a DIY art commune, by the Between Pictures production company. Music provided by Chelsea […]

Spectralities

Rik Garrett has launched his new video series, Spectralities, exploring the historical exchange between art, science, and the occult. Episode 0 starts the series with an introduction to the foundations of Spiritualism, and explains how The Fox Sisters of New York started a religious movement with their alleged communications with the spirits. The Morbid Anatomy Museum […]

40 Years of Goth Style

New teaser  for the upcoming 40 Years of Goth Style film. I keep looking to see if I recognize anything I owned at some point. Official teaser! 40 Years of Goth Style – the evolution of #goth fashion from #punk to #nugoth. Coming soon! A video posted by @gothstylefilm on May 10, 2016 at 8:44am […]

New Video Post: Complete Drugstore Cruelty Free Look

Subscribe to the Haute Macabre YouTube Channel! This video is a full face feature and review from primer to finish using cruelty free brands I purchased from drugstores. I tried to keep the total cost of all of the products under $50, but I went a bit over and wound up spending  $77.50 all together […]

New Video Post! Red Smokey Grunge Eyes

Subscribe to the Haute Macabre YouTube Channel!Here’s Part II of the Pale Girl Foundation Routine video, using the Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Supernatural Eye Palette for a grungy, smoked out red eye. †† These are the products I used for this look: ††† Too Faced The Chocolate Bar † Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Supernatural Palette † Anastasia […]

New Video Post! Sam’s Pale Girl Foundation Routine

Please subscribe to the Haute Macabre YouTube Channel! Hey guys! It’s been a few weeks since our last video post, but we’re starting the New Year with a long list of post ideas, and first up is my much requested pale-girl foundation routine. This is my total full-coverage-hide-all-the-weird-shit-on-my-face face, and this combo of products is […]

New Video Post! Rituel de Fille Shimmer Witch

  Rituel de Fille sent me some of their products to try out, and I am pretty much in love with them. I created a shimmery grunge look for this video using their Ash and Ember Eye Soots in Sigil and Serpent de Mer and mixed a Forbidden Lipstick in the shade Shadow Self with a […]

Shade & Light & Cats

Hey guys! Here’s a quick and easy eye look I wear all the time. I used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette, which is my absolute go-to palette to create so many different looks. My cats interrupted me a few times while filming, so you get to meet them, too. Here are […]

New on the Haute Macabre Channel: September Favorites

My tutorial plans for this week were thwarted by an angry eyelid and stern doctor’s orders to abstain from both my contact lenses and any makeup near my eyes, so instead here are some of my favorite things from the past few weeks! I’ve always loved these posts on people’s blogs and in their videos, […]

Nero Cosmetics Video + Giveaway

The latest episode of the new Haute Macabre YouTube channel is live, and to go along with it is a swatch feature and giveaway of the newly released Nero Cosmetics line! Nero Cosmetics is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and is currently featuring (lucky) thirteen crazy pigmented shades of limited edition Lip Vinyls. This collection has […]

It Speaks!!

Hello comrades!! Erin and I are so excited about the latest feature to the Haute Macabre blog: the HM Youtube Channel! This is our first video, and yes, I am as nervous a I seem in it. We can’t wait to hear what you guys think, and any suggestions or requests you have for features! Subscribe […]

Fairytales

It’s been quite a while since we last checked in with Spanish photographer Eugenio Recuenco, during which he has been focusing on a stunning series of fairytale-inspired fashion shoots. I’m thinking it was worth the wait.

Carrion Flowers

Haute Macabre muse Chelsea Wolfe’s latest video for Carrion Flowers, off of her upcoming release, Abyss. Pre-order the album and see her tour dates at ChelseaWolfe.net

The babliest of all babes, Heather Gabel, has released a new music video for her dark electronic band Hide, on tour now. More tracks available at Brooklyn Vegan.