Archive for the ‘Visual Stimuli’ Category


Haute Macabre Approved: Marchesa Luisa Casati

January 29th, 2014

Born Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman in 1881, Marchesa Luisa Casati was the aristocratic darling of the wealthy Italian bohemian set. Married but prone to extravagant love affairs and with a penchant for art, fashion, exotic animals kept indoors, and the occult, Luisa was a woman ahead of her time. Her pale skin and dark makeup, over-the […]

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The Rothschild Ball

January 28th, 2014

Amazing vintage photos from the 1972 Rothschild Surrealist Ball, an elite gathering of the ultra wealthy and really, really bizarre. Rumored to have connections to the Illuminati and the “occult elite”, the parties thrown by  this particular group of friends may have been some of the inspiration behind Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.  

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Valle Mortis

January 18th, 2014

Translated from Latin to mean “valley of death”, Valle Mortis is the latest work from artist Cassie Meder, better known as Casstronaut out here in the ether. Dedicated to her fellow artists, the short film is about taking your struggles and using them to face life head on. Read more in Cassie’s own words about […]

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The Power of the Witch

December 15th, 2013

“An extremely rare documentary about Witchcraft aired once in the UK in 1971. Featuring contributions from Eleanor Bone, Cecil Williamson, Alex & Maxine Sanders, Doreen Valiente et al. Very much of its time and with some very rare footage, also includes reference to the famously unsolved murder of Charles Walton on Meon Hill. “

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The Dark Crystal :: The Version You’ve Never Seen

December 8th, 2013

I haven’t had a chance to watch this just yet, but here’s a full length “director’s cut” of the Henson classic, The Dark Crystal. Pieced together by a fan, Christopher Orgeron has spent the last two years restoring a version of the film as Henson originally intended it to be. It’s supposed to be darker, […]

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December 3rd, 2013

  High-fashion meets entomology thanks to French artist Laurent Seroussi. We always love fashion that looks like a exoskeleton, so this seems only fitting.

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November 1st, 2013

For your post-Samhain recovery, here’s the full length cut of Häxan : Witchcraft Through the Ages, narrated by William S. Burroughs.

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Scriptura Vitae

October 31st, 2013


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