Goreytelling: Story Telling with Edward Gorey

A little glimpse into the world of Edward Gorey: a collection of animated shorts illustrating audio recordings of the artist, created by the filmmaker behind the upcoming Gorey documentary. In an act of synchronicity, a shipment of The Fantod Pack arrived simultaneously with discovering these shorts, and is back in stock now in the Haute […]

Waking Medusa: Ray Harryhausen’s Movie Models Restored

I owe the wonder of one of my earliest cinematic memories to legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen. I was spellbound by Clash of the Titans from start to finish, which was also one of the first times I experienced that intoxicating combination of being amazed and thoroughly frightened at the same time. Between marvelously monstrous Medusa and […]

Winged Ghosts of Lake Natron

I’m endlessly fascinated by naturally occurring places that are completely inhospitable to all or most forms of life. It’s one thing when humanity so thoroughly destroys an ecosystem that everything there dies – such things, at this point, still upset but no longer surprise me. But when it’s all up to nature herself, that’s…not a […]

The Exquisite Agony of Passing Through

  We’re excited to announce tonight’s opening of Passing Through, a hauntingly beautiful photography exhibition at Central Tattoo Studio in Philadelphia. “Passing Through is a symbolist and surrealist exploration of beauty, femininity, isolation, and pain. Each photographer in this exhibition creates a narrative in which they, themselves, are the subject, or they use models to represent the emotional, […]

Haunted by Cope-Arnold’s Vedas

I’ve been sitting here for far too long trying to find the words to describe Vedas, a captivating combination of photography and fashion created by Los Angeles-based studio Cope-Arnold. Vedas was inspired by the fabulous high-contrast B&W photos of fashion photography legend Irving Penn. More that simply write about them, I want to do things with these images, […]

Roq La Rue’s Incandescent Ghost Heart

We’re all aswoon over the new paired exhibitions at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery: “Ghost Heart” by American sculptor and jewelry designer Debra Baxter and “Incandescence” by Vancouver, BC-based narrative painter Rebecca Chaperon. “Roq La Rue is very pleased to present two dynamic shows for the month of April. Both artists explore natural forms, most particularly crystalline shapes, in […]

We Can Be Heroes: David Bowie Songs Reimagined as Sonic Pulp Adventure Book Covers

I love those moments when you encounter a fantastic pairing of properties that had never crossed your mind, but makes such perfect sense upon seeing it, it’s as though somehow you already new it existed. Screenwriter and graphic artist Todd Alcott has created one such sublime pairing by reimagining some of our beloved David Bowie’s […]

Luminous Lunar Visions: The Astrophotography of Andrew McCarthy

Thou silver deity of secret night, Direct my footsteps through the woodland shade; Thou conscious witness of unknown delight, The Lover’s guardian, and the Muse’s aid! By thy pale beams I solitary rove, To thee my tender grief confide; Serenely sweet you gild the silent grove, My friend, my goddess, and my guide. E’en thee, […]

A Beautiful Ghost at Roq La Rue

Brian Despain – Flow, oil on panel Back in 2016, even though the decision was made for very sound and noble reasons, I was heartbroken when it was announced that owner and curator Kirsten Anderson was closing the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. The closure of a gallery that, for nearly 20 years, wasn’t just Seattle’s flagship for […]

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

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgnRr170ERM 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 […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qay_B3WHW-g 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 […]

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 […]