Archives for September 2013

THE WICKER MAN: once thought to be “rubbish” and “undistributable”

Are you ready for The Wicker Man: Final Cut? It’s out this Friday!!! To get you psyched, here are some wise and weird tales from the film’s original artists. This new interview from The Guardian offers some wonderfully illuminating and delicious details from the makers of the 1973’s cult classic The Wicker Man. Like this tidbit [Read More…]

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Coming this Fall: Daniel Knauf’s DRACULA

Yes, THAT Daniel Knauf, the one who created HBO’s Carnivale. This new series, starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, looks simply scrumptious, and very racy for NBC. How wonderful that this talented writer and director now has an exciting new project happening after so many Carnivale fans were left bereft… If you have not seen Carnivale, the [Read More…]

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COVEN: American Horror Story’s witchy new season

The third season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY is subtitled COVEN and will be set in both Salem, Massachusetts and New Orleans, Louisiana. [Read more…]

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DEVIL’S KNOT: Reviews coming in from Toronto Film Festival

Devil’s Knot, the feature narrative film about the West Memphis Three, is beginning to receive its first industry reviews from its premiere screenings at the Toronto Film Festival. The Three were convicted of murdering children during a Satanic ritual, but they claimed innocence and were released in 2011 after new DNA evidence came to light. Some advocates of the Three see them as victims of a modern-day witch hunt. [Read more…]

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Ashes to Ashes: Cremation Arose from Occult Practices?

The first public cremation performed in the United States was described as a “genuine pagan funeral” and included incense, candles and other trappings of occult pageantry. [Read more…]

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The Freemasons may be more pagan than we thought…

Of course we all know there are portions of the rites of Freemasonry that found their way into contemporary neo-pagan and Wiccan ritual (like the use of the words “So mote it be”). But aside from their penchant for holding rites in fancy indoor temples and wearing ominous robes and mystical jewelry (and then there [Read More…]

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