COOLS: Brooke Wise's Aloha From Hell Festival Wasn't Afraid to Get Freaky

Held at Public Hotel, the festival featured Wise’s curated picks from James Orlando, Brittney Scott and Kreayshawn, and more.

Ian Schrager, of Studio 54 fame, opened Public Hotel to make “cool things, sophisticated things, available to everybody,” he told Forbes. So far, the hotel has lived up to its reputation, with a truly diverse body of events, from Claudia Schiffer’s book launch to curator Brooke Wise, sister of carb-friendly artist Chloe Wise, and her crew of friends who’ve created, in the words of Office Magazine, “spooky, funny, and super fucked-up” films for Wise’s Aloha From Hell festival.

Held on Monday as part of the hotel’s Public Arts program (described on the site as a “nighttime renaissance, and a cultural, social, event and party machine), Aloha From Hell is kind of the perfect precursor to Halloween, with James Orlando’s Monster Smash featuring a rather handsome, six-packed green monster to Dinah Rankin of @SluttyTaylorSwift’s mashup of Backstreet Boys’ videos and an Unbreakable poster being torn up.

Watch James Orlando’s Monster Smash here to, you know, get in the Halloween spirit.