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April 3, 2020

Intellectual horror movies are hard to come by sometimes. Usually they tend to feature the big-breasted blonde running up the stairs instead of out the door, and the teenage kids keeping their accidental murder a secret cover up. Sometimes it features ridiculous looking characters on murder sprees (hello Chucky!) and the story line can be so easily followed that the anatomy of a horror film is just as forseeable as the big breasted bimbo's ripped open rib cage.

Sometimes, writers and directors try to move into the intellectual storytelling to raise the stakes, and unfortunately most of them tend to fall short in that reg...

March 27, 2020

Still stuck inside and not sure what you should be watching? Well do I have a unique film for you! The idea of fighting Nazi's is not a new concept for a movie, considering the terror and death that followed the Third Reich in the 1940's.

Even the idea of fighting Nazi's who also happen to be zombies and are quite powerful and almost unkillable is not a unique idea, with movies like Dead Sno being cult horror favourites.

But the 2018 JJ Abrams' made horror war movie Overlord takes these ideas and makes the horror real, and does a damn good job at it!

Set on the eve of D-Day in 1944, Overlord follows a group of American pa...

March 24, 2020

It's been a terrible start to the year with fires, locus plagues, freak hailstorms and now the COVID-19 epidemic that has swept through the world, shutting down public places and events, and forcing people to self-isolate. It's like something out of a horror movie, but without the cool rising of the zombies.

For those who are sitting around their homes, waiting for the world to end, I have come up with a few movies that I might help you pass the time, but also give you some positive vibes that at least you're not in that world!

28 Days Later

One of the most iconic zombie movies is a perfect flick to put on while you're wai...

March 19, 2020

To celebrate Goth in the Raw's new shop opening up with international delivery (so I can get these goodies here in Australia!) I wanted to showcase some more of the delicious vegan gothic treats that Nnaus Feratu is making.

Photo above Inspired by the Catacombs of Paris: Vegan Black Cardamon Skull Sugar Cookies

Vegan Black Almond Black Garlic Cheese with Raw Vegan Almond, Black Walnut, Black Sesame Seed Crackers. 

Extra Dark Chocolate + Spiced Pumpkin Tart with a Black Chocolate Fig Crust.

Vegan Crimson Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Tart w/ Vegan Chocolate Liqueur, Chopped Roasted Hazelnuts + Vegan Rose White Chocolate Skulls.

Veg...

March 13, 2020

Fans of gothic literature and supernatural TV shows will be aware of the name Alistair Crowley, as it is featured heavily in pop culture such as Supernatural and Good Omens, amongst others. Usually depicted as a demon, just who was Alistair Crowley and what is his involvement with the devil that makes him such a good characterisation in the battle of good vs evil?

Unlike those that depict Crowley as a demon, he was actually a man, named Aleister Crowley (or Edward Alexander Crowley) who was born in 1875. Aleister gained notority as an English occultist, ceremonial "magician" and the founder of a religion called Thelema,...

March 11, 2020

Finding a place that sells authentic supplies for any spells or craftwork you may be doing can be a bit tricky. Luckily for you, I have tried and tested a few stores myself and have found you some of the best places to gather your ingredients for your cauldron!

Haus of Hoodoo

Haus of Hoodoo is my number one recommendation for all authentic witchcraft supplies. Run by Jessyka Winston in New Orleans, Jessyka's beautiful store is as authentic as you can get! She sells candles, oils, spiritual bath blends, colognes, perfumes and smudges that are all made lovingly in her shop, but she also provides spiritual consulations in st...

March 4, 2020

I've been following the absolutely stunning Mykie on Instagram for awhile now, and not only is she drop dead gorgeous and one extremely talented lady, she happens to create the most amazing glamorously gory looks!

The LA based make up artist "makes pretty things ugly" and highlights her tutorials on her Youtube channel, which is definitely worth a look. Check out some of the epicly creepy looks below and then go check her out for yourself!

February 27, 2020

When you think of iconic vampire characters there are many that spring to mind - Dracula, Angel and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Cullen from Twilight, Bill Compton from True Blood. But there is one fictional character that should spring to mind in all of her horror hostess glory, and I am talking about Vampirella.

Not to be confused with Vampira and her mistress of evil counterpart Elvira, who depict horror stories on black and white television shows, Vampirella is actually the vampire queen of the comic book world, taking on a similar role in the comic of the same name. It was also black and white horror...

February 19, 2020

I watched the 2016 horror movie The Love Witch and I was instantly taken with the story and the design. It was a bit strange, but ultimately seemingly similar to my own path in life.

The Love Witch is an homage to 1960's horror films and has the overall effect of being filmed in the 60's despite the fact it was actually filmed in 2016. The whole setting, costumes and design are vintage 60's, and the movie was filmed on 35mm film to give it the 60's grain affect. 

Written and directed by Anna Biller, The Love Witch takes up claims of feminine sexual power as it focuses on the charming, but ultimately desperate, witch Elai...

February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is my least favourite time of year. It's a Hallmark holiday designed to make chocolate, flower, and jewellery sales go through the roof and it really stabs a single gal like me in the heart, especially as I have been married and divorced and our entire relationship's anniversaries were centered on Valentines Day. The reasoning? To create one super romantic rememerable day a year that would usually be showcased with a holiday of some sort. Now it's just a week long depression funk.

To help get out of my week long Valentine's Day depression funk, I turn instead to doing the most unromantic of events - watch...

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