Karen St. Claire: Jackal’N the Ripper [SPOKESMODEL ELECT GALLERY]
Nov02

Karen St. Claire: Jackal’N the Ripper [SPOKESMODEL ELECT GALLERY]

In the Warehouse District of Old Saint Louis, Jackal’N strikes again! Traipsing through Benton Park in bent-minded bloodlust attack, the ripper glides past the old warehouse district and continues on past the Historic Lemp Mansion. In 1980, Life Magazine deemed the Lemp Mansion as “One of the 10 most haunted places in America”. With a reputed count of four on-site suicides within the royal family, a pedigree bloodline whose reputation grew decadently rich in pioneering the brewery world, the legend lives on. Maybe these ghosts that haunt this traumatically notorious hotspot are stirring up som

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The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]
Oct31

The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]

The 2019 DarkestGoth Spokesmodel search has been one of the most robust in our history, as finalists were challenged not only to submit galleries, articles, and videos, but also to promote their work and show that they were community minded in the process.

At the end of the search, one contestant perpetually worked their butt off and pushed the envelope.  And even when confusion and miscommunication arose, they pushed through and corrected the issues as speedily as could’ve been expected!

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Karen St. Claire: The Haunted Carnival [MODEL GALLERY]
Oct26

Karen St. Claire: The Haunted Carnival [MODEL GALLERY]

STEP RIGHT UP! Welcome to the Haunted Carnival of Lost Souls! On such a beautiful bright and sunshiny day, it is the perfect time to ring in the season of Trick or Treat! In this world of grandiose mystery and imagination, what on earth could possibly go wrong? As the afternoon sun sets from dusk to the dark of the night a mischievous reverse spin of the carousel takes on a life of its own. As the demon awakes in the cloak of the darkest hour, a haunted sinister possession takes control…. All aboard!…Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! Bwahahahahaha!!!!

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FireflyReign: Dark Sparkles [MODEL GALLERY]
Oct19

FireflyReign: Dark Sparkles [MODEL GALLERY]

I’ve been trying out and playing with how different glitter & makeup looks, as well as becoming constantly frustrated with my wardrobe and having to make things.

In frustration, comes madness. I try and make my madness beautiful.

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Crazy Fat Ethel [INDIE FILM REVIEW]
Oct12

Crazy Fat Ethel [INDIE FILM REVIEW]

Weighing in at about 300 lbs, Ethel Janoski won’t allow anyone to stand in the way of her glutinous appetite, even if it means killing! After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people, including the head nurse of the institution and a local detective, believe letting Ethel leave that hospital was a huge mistake.

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Skeleton Keys: New Vamplified Album [MUSIC PRESS RELEASE]
Oct05

Skeleton Keys: New Vamplified Album [MUSIC PRESS RELEASE]

VAMPLIFIED: “Skeleton Keys” is a new Goth instrumental release featuring nothing more than bare bones “rattling the keys” musical compositions. All songs written and recorded by Karen St. Claire.

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Old Hollywood Chic: The Art of Casting a Glamour [ARTICLE]
Sep28

Old Hollywood Chic: The Art of Casting a Glamour [ARTICLE]

The art of Casting a Glamour is an Old Hollywood term that is common lingo for movie stars, runway models, and the music industry. It is the art of illusionary magic. Some say love is an illusion, life is an illusion, death is an illusion, so why not add in the art of filming into the spectrum? 

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ScareFest Rebirth: 11th Annual ScareFest [EVENT GALLERY]
Sep21

ScareFest Rebirth: 11th Annual ScareFest [EVENT GALLERY]

ScareFest Rebirth marks the 11th annual ScareFest, the famed horror/paranormal convention held in Lexington, KY.  This year’s extra special guest was none other than Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira.  Fans and cosplayers from around the country gathered together once again to meet their favorite celebrities, musicians and paranormal investigators.  We got some of our best pictures yet.

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KAREN ST. CLAIRE: Embracing Your Dark Side [ARTICLE]
Sep12

KAREN ST. CLAIRE: Embracing Your Dark Side [ARTICLE]

The term “Goth” already rings a dark resonance of tubular bells, dark skies, and decaying abandoned churches in a remote countryside for the imagination gone wild. The children of the night, the dark souls that roam this earth, crawl out of the woodwork from their graffiti smeared tunnels and crumbling crypts which are just mere expressions of their sanctified comfort zones.

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FireflyReign: Witch in the World [ARTICLE]
Sep10

FireflyReign: Witch in the World [ARTICLE]

An essay about strange things that peak my interest–but then I’m strange. Weird and strange is natural.

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Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]
Sep07

Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances [BOOK REVIEW]

After the events of the first book, which showed Thrawn‘s rise to power in almost a Sherlock Holmes-style narrative, as well as the events in Rebels: Season 3, which saw him trying (and failing) to remove the threat the rebels posed to the Empire, Thrawn: Alliances sets up a quest that Palpatine sends both Thrawn and Vader on to a distant part of the galaxy.

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