“Matthew Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius – the weirdly great wave of occultism that swept through British popular culture in the 1960s-70s. From journals like the Aquarian Arrow to the diabolical novels of Dennis Wheatley, lurid accounts of satanic cults in the Sunday […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century takes a look at the “Lady Satanists of Horror.” “When thinking of the many Satanists of film, so often it’s the women Satanists that are overlooked for their excellent work summoning the Dark Lord. Indeed, women can make sacrifices to Beezlebub just […]
Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat (2007) is less a movie and more being shoved into a Party City in late September. It is a haunted hayride where you’re not entirely sure all the people on the trail are actors. It is lighting a three-wick candle that has a […]
Breakfast in the Ruins considers Seijun Suzuki’s 1973 contribution to the horror anthology series, Unbalanced Horror Theater: “A Mummy’s Love.” “In terms of its creative ambition and production values, this series seems to have represented something akin to a Japanese take on the BBC’s celebrated Ghost Stories for […]
In Search of Pagan Hollywood has a gallery of gorgeous and spooky production stills from Benjamin Christensen’s silent horror classic Häxan, aka, Witchcraft through the Ages.
At Fanbyte, David Murrieta considers the way Blasphemous might provide new ways of looking at difficulty in video games. “The aesthetic approach to difficulty can do away with the idea of ‘challenge’ and attempt, in the spirit of Blasphemous, to account for as many fortunes as possible, not […]