Happy Halloween LesBees! Here’s a selection of some of my favourite Old Hollywood actresses and models posed as cheeky pin-ups and spooky witches with black cats, ghost stories, jack-oh-lanterns, and cauldrons – everything necessary for a good party. Be feisty witches this weekend! Do spells! Conjure hellbeasts! Tame them and name them after your favourite tv character! Change your costume according to venue! Indulge and enjoy the spookiest most macabre and therefore happiest time of year!
In terms of must-watch movies for Halloween, iconic retro horror films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Nightmare on Elm Street, Carrie, The Exorcist, Dracula, Frankenstein, Psycho, all of these (plus more) are a must. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’re watching or the hundredth time, they are a necessary ingredient in putting you in a spooky mood.
Dazed and Confused did a spooky themed issue last year, marrying high fashion and the macabre in time for Halloween. It featured Chloe Moretz, who was fresh from her re-make of Stephen King’s Carrie as its raven haired, goth cover girl and was full of dark editorials.
“Reign in Blood” Chloe Moretz (with Matt “Ratty Tatty” Kelly) by Glen Luchford
“Disturbia” Linn Arvidsson, Anouk Hagemeijer, Lena Hardt, Irene Hiemstra, Larissa Hofmann, Clara Nergårdh and Jamily Wernke Meurer by Jeff Bark
This macabre, sensual editorial of the iconic Gemma Ward has long been a favorite of ours, and perfect for Halloween time. Gemma floats through this gothic dreamscape like a demon looking for a soul to take. One photograph in particular references Henry Fuseli’s vision of horror in his 1796 painting The Nightmare.