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Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

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Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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“Lazarus Taxa” works by Caitlin McCormack at Paradigm Gallery

Caitlin McCormack creates works of somber delicacy, ghostly skeletal remains tenderly chained of fragile lace, via cotton, glue, a quickly flashing crochet hook, and deft, clever fingers. Regarding her art and practices, the artist notes that through the act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue, a material is produced that is structurally similar to bone tissue. […]

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Haute Macabre Shop Pre-Sales End Sunday

The Haute Macabre Shop is now accepting pre-orders for the winter of our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post collections. Included in this sale is the addition of our latest BPAL fragrance, The Mummies of Mexico City, with its brand new accompanying hair gloss, and, at long last, Esbat is available […]

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31 Days of Horror: Days 16-31

I made it! I ended the month of October having watched some form of horror-related media every single day. I won’t say “horror movie,” as I don’t want to get called out on a technicality–some of these aren’t actually movies. Let’s just say I got creative with the concept. Also, I do want to thank […]

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Black Friday Small Business Advertising Special

Run a Square Ad from Black Friday, November 24, 2017 until New Year’s Eve, including a front page introduction post,  for $100. Why? Because we’d rather see our readers shopping with you than at the mall. To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your […]

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Post Mortem Mass Grave: August – October 2017

In the way that life can sometimes get entirely away from you, our monthly Post Mortem recaps fell away with the seasons. Since our last, the entire team of Haute Macabre writers met for the first time all together in Salem (and somehow forgot to take a group photo to memorialize the occasion), we’ve collaborated with Black […]

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Happy Halloween from Haute Macabre

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Haute Macabre! May your night be dark and long, and the veil thin. Presented here are images from the 2010 book, Haunted Air, a collection of terrifying photographs of vintage Halloween costumes. These DIY creations are far more frightening than any cosplay or monster makeup I’ve ever […]

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2017 Weenies

Apologies, all! It’s the most wonderful time of year–it’s WEENIE time of year–and your faithful reviewer has been laid up with violent food poisoning. I am sorry to say that with the ol’ tum in turmoil, the last thing I have wanted to smell over the past week was Pumpkin Spice anything.  I am feeling […]

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Haute Macabre Shop Pre-Sales Open

The Haute Macabre Shop is now accepting pre-orders for the winter of our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post collections. Included in this sale is the addition of our latest BPAL fragrance, The Mummies of Mexico City, with its brand new accompanying hair gloss, and, at long last, Esbat is available […]

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Contact The Upside Down With The Stranger Things Ouija Board

If you’re at least as excited as I am about the return of Stranger Things this very week (Friday, October 27th, for anyone who’s been out in the woods pursuing or running from Demogorgons) then you’ll no doubt be as delighted as I was to learn that Netflix partnered with Hasbro to create this wonderfully ominous Stranger Things-themed […]

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Vegan Treats: Fatally Yours Chocolates to Die For

As if Halloween season couldn’t get any better, Vegan Treats has made a special edition of their Fatally Yours vegan chocolate box! Packaged in a black and orange (of course) Ouija board inspired heart shaped box, it’s better than any Trick or Treat. There are various options to choose from this season, all limited edition. I […]

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Masked Fear: A New Book From The Burns Archive

If you’re interested in postmortem and/or old medical or crime scene photography (for starters), chances are good you’re already well acquainted with the wondrous Burns Archive. Founded in 1977 by Stanley B. Burns, MD, renowned author, curator, historian, collector, archivist, television/film consultant, and one of our personal heroes here at Haute Macabre, The Burn Archive is the largest private […]

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31 Days Of Horror: Days 1-15

Every year, right around Halloween, I have grand plans to fill the whole month–every single day in October, in fact–with horror viewing. I’ve seen other folks do this over the years and I’m usually inspired to do the same, (also, if everyone else is doing something, yes, I want in on it, too.) But the […]

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Stacked: September 2017

Sarah: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix 2017 is not yet over and I am already confident that I can unequivocally call Paperbacks from Hell my favorite book of the year (OK so, it’s a book about other books, but whatever.) When the title was first […]

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Aural Fixation: September 2017

Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have been listening to recently! Sarah: Myrkur, Mareridt. I’m fairly certain Amalie Bruun, performing as Myrkur, is supposed to fall under the black metal umbrella (despite how much the angry bro metal guys might whine about this classification, and apparently they do a lot )…and while I like the idea […]

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BloodMilk Halloween Sale : Ending Tonight at Midnight

Photo by @weepingwidowantiques The BloodMilk Halloween Sale ends tonight at Midnight, EST. Shop a large selection of jewelry available at a 20% discount via the “Halloween Sale” category of products at BloodMilkJewels.com with use of the code “Pumpkin20” at checkout. Photo by @spookula

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Subterra

Outside In PROJECT SUBTERRA is the new collective for long-time HM favorites  Julia Comita and Twisted Lamb- a place for their joint projects to live in one place, in preparation for a grand new adventure. After years of working together on projects like Snowbound,  the two are officially joining forces to get to Art Basel […]

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Season of the Witch: OCC Fall 2017

The Fall Colour Collection from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is available now at OCCMakeup.com with four new glitters (which are my absolute favorite glitters from any company ever) and five new limited edition Lip Tars in a range of autumnal hues and vibrant cool tones. Season of the Witch is available now at OCCMakeup.com

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BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale This Weekend

Starting tomorrow, Friday, October 13 throughout the weekend is the semi-annual BloodMilk Jewels sale. The “Halloween Sale” section will be available to browse at the launch of the sale and will include all designs eligible for the 20% discount with use of the code “Pumpkin20”.  Updated versions of classic designs will also be available, including […]

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A Celebration Of Magical Woman Writers With Literary Witches

I’ve never been one for book clubs (I’m not much of a joiner, I’m afraid) but if I were, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan‘s witchy gem, Literary Witches, released into the world yesterday, October 10th, is certainly a title I’d want at the very top of the roster. Incidentally, the few book clubs I have attended […]

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Taiichiro Yoshida: Metal Blooms and Memento Mori

Japanese metal artist Taiichiro Yoshida creates chimerical sculptures of birds and other animals using flowers and feathers made of copper, bronze, or silver. Yoshida forges his creatures’ exquisite blooms and plumes by hand using traditional hot metalworking techniques that date back to sometime between the 2nd and 3rd century BC. We’re especially covetous of the pieces in which Yoshida incorporates the animal’s […]