Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@despainart // Brian Despain @artofyayu // Yayu @stanleyunlimited // Stanley Gonczanski @ debishapirophotography // Debi Shapiro @zeinz_ // zein @esao // Esao Andrews @zakuroaoyama // Zakuro Aoyama @hiddenvelvet // Hidden Velvet “Psychopomp IV” by @rivuletpaper // Lily Seika Jones “Time Regained: Hand with Proust and Forget Me Nots” by @fatimaronquillostudio // Fatima Ronquillo

La Femme Pendu Presents Absolute Horror

In the fall of 2019 we had the unholy pleasure of having interviewed the enigmatic La Femme Pendu to learn more of the mysterious inspirations she sang of her in her four-song demo album, All Of Them Witches. This spring equinox we are thrilled to share that her full-length album, Absolute Horror (completed on a […]

The Art Of The Occult

Sarah here! Is this a good time to make an official book announcement for The Art Of The Occult (Quarto/White Lion Publishing, September 2020) complete with a cover reveal and pre-order links? Times are weird and dark and scary right now. Sharing and celebrating this accomplishment with you all feels like a tiny ray of light. See […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“We have art lest we perish from the truth,” declared German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and this is a sentiment I have long held close to my heart. Art is what buoys me, it is the life vessel that has saved me from going completely under. I can always breathe easier and hope for better things […]

Stacked: February 2020

Sarah Ration by Cody T Luff Full disclosure: Ration was sent to me as a review copy. I don’t regularly receive review copies of things, but I love that someone came across a story or an author that I might be into and was keen to send it my way. That level of thoughtfulness in […]

How To Wear A Chanel Scarf

The full title of this post is actually How To Wear A Beautiful But Virtually Unobtainable Chanel Vanitas Scarf That I Stumbled Upon While I Was Noodling Around Online In A Brain-Fog On A Sunday Afternoon When I Had A Really Dreadful Cold, but I guess you can see why a title so onerous and pitiful […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@how_many_ghosts // Maika “When Night Comes” by @nonalimmen // Nona Limmen  @samyongart // Sam Yong  “Healing Flower” by @kathleenlolley // Kathleen Lolley  “Midnight Confidante” by @babswebb // Babs Webb  “Soul” by @lauramakabresku //  Laura Makabresku  “Scarlet Ibis and Poppies” by @jeszika_levye // Jeszika Le Vye  “The High Priestess” by @sevenspikestudio // Carla Cury @jmalkova // Julia Malkova “The Apothecary” by […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@your_____horror // Nina Ippolitova @andimacka // Andi Soto “Corvus Corax” by @hookieduke // Erica Williams @makura03ma Collaboration between @alexeckmanlawn and @thatchinesekid @qta3 // Q-TA @eugenia_shchukina // Eugenia Shchukina @dongjianhua_art // Dong Jianhua @mheldillustration // Maryann Held “Never Die” by @bradwoodfin // Brad Woodfin

How To Wear The Starless Sea

Two weeks ago I finished The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern’s long-awaited second novel, and to be painfully honest with you, I still haven’t been able to properly parse my thoughts about it. I am not certain that I even want to try. Which is not to say that I did not enjoy this heady tale, […]

Sarah’s 2019 Reflections And Autumn/Winter Needful Things

2019 was a year of work. For putting in the work, yes, for sure–but also for seeing many years’ worth of work recognized. It was the year that I finally began to cumulatively take my health seriously, and actually saw some results. I began seeing a therapist regularly, I visited the dentist (it had been […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“the sensibility of full roses” by @abreathinutopia // Cemal Eker “Never never land ” by @arianapapademetropoulos // Ariana Papademetropoulos “Communion” (crop) by @lane.draws // Lane Brown Book cover crop for Horrid by @mynameistran // Tran Nguyen “Opera (Act I) by @randyortizdtd // Randy Ortiz @artofigorkrstic // Igor Krstic “Mary Anning’s Oracle” by @aaronhorkey // Aaron Horkey […]

Eternity Through A Needle’s Eye: The Embroidered Art Of Moonflesh

Embroidery is not for the impatient. Those tiny stitches, painstaking and precise, individually add up to a practice and a pastime that quite literally passes a lot of time. I tried it myself nearly a decade ago, and it took me all day–probably 6 hours total–just to stitch seven words. Web weaving textile artist Lyla […]

Twelve Days Of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Yule Scents

DAY ONE: Jólabókaflóðið A dribble of candle wax, distant hearth-smoke, a fleck of chocolate Yule log on a thick wool sweater, and aged, yellowing paper bound by well-loved leather that has passed through many gentle hands. When I first heard of it, I immediately loved the idea of this Icelandic tradition of the year-end “book […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Secrets Garden” by @mel.odom // Mel Odom “The Blooming” by @susanjamison // Susan Jamison “Spiderwebs” by @catrin_welzstein // Catrin Welz-Stein “The Last Unicorn” porcelain doll by @marinabychkova // Marina Bychkova “The Watcher” by @alexkuno // Alex Kuno “Aesthetic and Artifice” by @martinwittfooth // Martin Wittfooth “Albino Owl” by @lukehillestad // Luke Hillstad “Harvest” by @venomous_swan […]

Stacked: S. Elizabeth’s Post Mortem

The featured image for this post is a current shelfie from my reading parlor because a sizable percentage of the books I wrote about this year were library books, and as I wish to remain a library card-holder in good standing, they were all returned long ago and could not pose for a collective glamor […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

OK. So I thought last week’s gallery was to be the last of the eyeball fodder for 2019, but then something slightly sad and somewhat unexpected happened, and I re-evaluated. To make a long story short, 8tracks, a website I’ve been using for over a decade to create “mixtapes,” or playlists, or whatever you want […]

The Christmas Service of the Dead

S. Elizabeth: I initially wrote the following on Christmas eve, over a decade ago, but have since made an annual tradition of trotting out the creepy old chestnut to share with friends and kindred spirits. I cannot envision a more like-minded bunch with which to share a ghostly Christmas tale than my Haute Macabre family, […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@brookeshaden // Brooke Shaden @jeremyhush // Jeremy Hush “Keeper of Malady” by @christinamrozikart // Christina Mrozik “Viridity” by @annitamaslov // Annita Maslov @irinajoanne // Irina Joanne @tiffanyhsiang // Tiffany Hsiang @brokensundowns // Amy Haslehurst @misterfinchtextiles // Mister Finch Textiles

Night Time Routines & Rituals For Sleep Seekers And Dream Gazers

If I were to wait for someone to ask, “oh, Sarah, won’t you divulge your bedtime routine and rituals to us?” Well, I imagine I would be waiting a very long time indeed because unfortunately, no one ever asks me those kinds of questions. But I do enjoy talking about all things bed and sleep and dream-related, so […]

Macabre Muse: Debbie Deitering

If you perused our weekly eyeball fodder earlier this week, you may have caught glimpse of the image above, a mysterious photo that has haunted me for years and for which I was requesting assistance in discovering its origins. I was certain that an Haute Macabre reader had seen this over the years and knew […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

I’m forcing myself to dial back the feverish intensity for this week’s eyeball fodder because I absolutely do not want to come across as an unyielding tyrant and I don’t want to be off-putting or self-righteously sanctimonious or an annoying know-it-all. I don’t want to be any of those things and yet I am afraid […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@jodiemuirart // Jodie Muir “The Search” by @curvilinear // Amy Abshier @her_dark_materials “The Reading” by @catrin_welzstein // Catrin Welz-Stein “Silver Star / It Flows Through You As I Melt” by @oliverhibert // Oliver Hibert @elizabeth_blair_stephenson // Elizabeth Blair Stephenson @oriolangrill // Oriol Angrill @ellenjanerogers // Ellen Rogers

2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Weenie time, weenie time! It’s Weenie time at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I think I can skip the preamble this year and get right into it. I mean, I could very well wax poetic about my love of autumn leaves and long, dark nights and bloody harvest moons and spooky Halloween feels, but I’m pretty […]

How To Wear: 31 Days Of Spooky Attire

Sadly I did not engage in my annual tradition of watching one horror movie a day, every day during the month of October. I didn’t have the time! I’m so sorry! If you missed them in previous years, you can find my 31 Days of Horror in our archives for 2018 and 2017. I’m definitely […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

The month of October is a most marvelous time to see spooky new art emerge on social media while artists all over the world are participating in eerie seasonal 31-days challenges such as #Inktober or the #Mabsdrawlloweenclub…and I eagerly await its arrival every year! There’s such a fantastically diverse variety of styles and mediums, from […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Buckeye” by @darktownsally // Naisa Gomez “The May Queen” by @billsafi // Bill Crisafi @debishapirophotography // Debi Shapiro @stephanieinagaki // Stephanie Inagaki @dromsjel // Pierre Schmidt aka drømsjel @memorialstitches // Carrie Violet @maryannheld // Maryann Held

An Ineffable Collection: Good Omens At Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab released the expansion to its 2007 Good Omens collection this past May, maybe a week or so before the television series was released on Amazon Prime and BBC Two– and it has taken me quite a while to compile my thoughts on this bustling commotion of scents. I can’t quite put my […]

“Whipping Waves”: Alice Auaa A/W 2019-2020

Alice Auaa is a dark couture house we have long loved here at Haute Macabre, having featured many of their fantastical, phantasmagorical runway shows and collections over the years. Avant-garde, romantic designs that deal in dualities such as beauty and decay, light and shadow, designer Yasutaka Funakoshi of Alice Auaa filters these concepts through a […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Lines of Enchantment” by @masks_of_the_moon // Brynna Levine “In the Dead of Night” by @mynameistran // Tran Nguyen “A Dance in the Lepidoptera Room, 1911” by @benzandchang // Dave Benz “Through the Never” by @gailpotocki // Gail Potocki “Swarms and Swallows” by @jakemessing // Jake Messing “Keeper Of The Lilies” by @studio.sheridansart // Laura Sheridan […]