Meet the woman who builds housemates out of wax

We've been loving The Midnight Archive's ghoulishly chipper web shorts (previously: 1, 2, 3). Their latest episode takes us to the studio of artist Sigrid Sarda, who specializes in creating wax mannequins. Says the show's producers, "The charmingly perverse Sarda has taught herself the ancient art of sculpting in wax… » 1/22/12 6:55pm 1/22/12 6:55pm

A short film about the monkey head transplant experiment of the 1960s

We've been loving the Midnight Archive's series of macabre web shorts (previously: 1, 2). One of their more recent installments is a short documentary on the late Dr. Robert White, a neurosurgeon who successfully transplanted the head of one monkey onto the body of another. You can also watch the Midnight Archive's… » 11/05/11 12:30pm 11/05/11 12:30pm

Anthropomorphic taxidermy: the art of making dead critters have fun

The latest installment of the eccentric Midnight Archive web series focuses on Sue Jeiven, an anthropomorphic taxidermist who creates tableaus of dead animals having a jaunty, decidedly human time, à la famed British taxidermist Walter Potter. Watch how one practices the near dead art of making dead kittens whimsical. » 10/01/11 9:40am 10/01/11 9:40am

A day in the life of a pet mummifier

Meet the Sorceress Cagliastro, a death-obsessed Brooklynite who has cornered the cottage industry of pet mummification. Arguably the most famous pet mummifier in New York City, Cagliastro was recently the subject of The Midnight Archive web series. Watch as she gives a bullfrog the send-off to the afterlife. » 9/10/11 7:30am 9/10/11 7:30am