by Angeliska on October 28, 2010
I’ll be in New Orleans for Halloween and Day of the Dead,
so here’s a little more honey to keep you busy until I get back!
Hope you all have a beautiful Witches’ New Year!
✷ NOW THIS IS GOTHIC
This is the best tumblr ever made. It has magic powers.
Makes me wanna buy a can of hairspray and go to town!
✷ This article on Witch House from Pitchfork has some nice tracks:
Ghosts in the Machine
and sort of related, is this great article from Zed Equals Zee
on bands like GL▲SS †33†H, ℑ⊇◊⊆ℜ and ///▲▲▲\\\
going intentionally under the radar with their ungoogle-able monikers:
How to disappear (almost) completely
✷ Morbid Anatomy
Is another one of my favorite sources for the macabre and marvelous,
run by the lovely Joanna Ebenstein, your go-to girl if you want to know
more about death, burial, murder, memento mori et cetera! Hooray!
✷ Human Hearts Found in California Cemetery
A Worker Found Half Buried Jars Containing Human Hearts with Photos Attached
✷ Sacrifice to Ogun Slows Down Austin MetroRail
Package with cow tongue puts kink in morning trains
✷ Dissolving your earthly remains will protect the Earth
✷ It’s Calling For Me Through The Trees…
Dear Chadling at Mon Petit Fantome never ceases to delight and inspire.
I am in love with these photos here took of his fog-laden bayou backyard.
His gorgeous new silhouettes are to die for as well! He’s a demon with those scissors!
✷ Illustrations by Harry Clarke for a 1925 edition of Goethe’s Faust
from A Journey Round My Skull
and his brilliant illustrations for
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination
(via John Coulthart, with thanks)
✷ Dance, Witch. – from the Pineal Eye
“Mary Wigman’s 1914 Hexentanz (Witch Dance) might rival The Exoricist’s
spider walk scene in terms of creepiness, but the German Expressionist dancer
is usually cited for influencing creatures like Murnau’s Count Orlok in Nosferatu.”
✷ Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops
Organza and taffeta and tulle, oh my!
Photographer Tim Walker takes haute couture
(and more) to a wonderfully wicked place.
I want to live in this fashion spread forever.
✷ The Ghost – By Elizabeth Gilbert
This article is ten years old, but totally worth revisiting. I have a weird connection
with Hank Williams, and Hank III because of that, but I won’t go into it just now.
Ghoul Next Door’s A Chilling Chosen Few:
12 Cinematic favourites for Haunting Halloween viewing
✷ Liane from Enhabiten wrote about black bouses, a while back –
the comments about Duane the Dentist’s black houses in Olympia are pretty funny,
if taken with several grains of salt. A bunch of my friends have lived in those black
houses. I think it’s a great project. Unfortunately painting your house black in our
southern climate is pretty untenable. Maybe the interior walls instead?
The Watcher in the Woods! Holy moly. I watched this recently, thinking I had
never seen it – but I realized halfway through that actually I saw part of it when
I was little, and it totally haunted me for years. The scene in the funhouse made
it all come back to me, and the pungent memory I’ve carried for so long of the
ruined abbey, the mysterious wind, the calling ghost. The alternative ending
is completely out of control, also – do watch it! Your mind will be destroyed.