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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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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 […]

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New Sponsor: Below Shop

BELOW is an online shop offering dark arts and adornments crafted by artists from around the world. Currently based out of Long Beach, CA, BELOW, brings together artists who work within a similar aesthetic celebrating the dark and occult. Owner, Allison Elliott, opened shop on October 31, 2013 and has since been running it out […]

A Note From Sam Regarding Your Recent Orders

A note from Sam regarding shipping on everyone’s recent orders: Hello, friends! I have been working all week to fulfill everyone’s recent shop orders, and had planned on getting the last of them in the post by this Monday. Many of you have already begun to receive your parcels, and I hope that you are […]

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Abigail Larson’s Gorgeously Gothic Zodiac Illustrations

Even if you’re not a believer in prediction, prognostication, and prophecy, you surely cannot deny the supernatural beauty of Abigail Larson’s gorgeously gothic zodiac illustrations to accompany Angie Banicki’s tarot-inspired October horoscopes over at Society6 today. See below for some of our favorite imagery from this stunning series (and if that’s not the most Scorpio pose ever, […]

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Haute Macabre Shop is Open!

The Mummies of Mexico City is our latest addition to our Cemetery Collection, inspired by my visit to the Museo de El Carmen this past June. In an underground crypt beneath a monastery school dating back to the 1600s rest twelve naturally mummified bodies. Going down the staircase leading to the crypt, the temperature begins […]

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New Sponsor: Black Cat Clothiers

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Black Cat Clothiers! Victoria Mier left a successful career in journalism to pursue a more mystical, magickal life, opening Black Cat Clothiers in May 2017. Following the desire to embrace her true self and help others do the same, Victoria set out to dress every witch, boheme and unusual woman […]

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab: The Mummies of Mexico City

PSA: Haute Macabre Shop Reopens + New Items Added

The Haute Macabre Shop will be reopening on Monday, October 2, at 11AM CST. We will be offering a limited selection of our Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post collections, along with the addition of two new releases that debuted at last month’s Night Market in Salem: The Mummies of Mexico City […]

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The Nocturnal Reader’s Box — Interview And Giveaway!

It is 2017 and friends, since I first learned of and became obsessed with their existence three years ago, I have tried a lot of subscription boxes. Candles, jewelry, clothing, food and wine, makeup, perfume, sleep or bath-related–if it exists, I have probably subscribed to it for at least a month before canceling in a […]