Archives for November 2013

Neil Gaiman interviewed on NPR about his new comic series “The Sandman: Overture”

The undisputed master of darkness and light in American letters is ready to share his prequel to the best-selling and widely-loved graphic novel series “The Sandman.” This prequel series, entitled “The Sandman: Overture” has been long awaited and, amid rumors that the original series may or may not become a mini-series, fans are most likely [Read More…]

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Help Us, Stevie Nicks. You’re Our Only Hope

Hey, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Who Are You to Keep Us Down? Five episodes in, I think it’s safe to say the show’s creators are not terribly interested in portraying modern witchcraft or Voodoo as life-affirming spiritual paths. [Read more…]

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Coming Soon: “Stevie Selfies” Contest! Channel your inner Stevie Nicks…

Since Lilith Dorsey (of the excellent blog Voodoo Universe) and I had so much fun channelling Stevie Nicks last night during our live chat about the latest episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, that we’re going to have a contest. Best “Stevie Selfie” wins a prize!!! [Read more…]

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Tonight: COVEN Chat (“The Axeman Cometh”) at 9 pm EST (Stevie Nicks night)

Lilith Dorsey and I (she of Patheos’ VOODOO UNIVERSE) will be chatting once again this evening about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. Do join us! We’re changing the time tonight, starting at 9 pm EST, going until about 9:30 pm. Next week we should be back to 8 pm again. In honor of the recent announcement [Read More…]

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Drop Everything But Your Pants! STEVIE NICKS is coming to AHS: COVEN

Jezebel posted the news today, grabbed from Ryan Murphy’s Twitterfeed: The grande dame of music, diaphanous clothing, high heeled boots and witchery, Ms. Stevie Nicks, will be making a guest appearance on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. Words cannot express our excitement here at The Witching Hour! We’ve been playing “Rhiannon” on repeat ever since we [Read More…]

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Live video chat AHS: COVEN, Samhain Edition!

It is the true cross quarter of Samhain tonight, and so Lilith Dorsey and I will be wearing black (well, we usually do anyway) for our Samhain Edition of  our weekly chat. Here’s the link to the recorded video! This show just keeps getting crazier and more intense, doesn’t it? [Read more…]

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Witch Cinema: My Top Ten Movies with Witches in ‘Em

The portrayal of witches in films as evil, seductive, greedy for power, bloodthirsty, cruel — well, I think it’s all built upon some combination of fairy tales, the horror story that was the Salem Witch Trials, and the paranoid portrayals from the years of the European witch craze. Plus Hollywood, which decided around 1938 that pointy black hats and green warty skin were de rigeur (I think they got that from a Goya painting). [Read more…]

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American Horror Story COVEN, live chat, Hallowe’en edition~! (with costumes)

This week’s episode, “Fearful Pranks Ensue,” was one of the liveliest yet, (and also takes place at Hallowe’en!) and we’re left with many unsolved mysteries. [Read more…]

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Witch Cinema: My favorite scary movies

I’ve always loved horror films, and these are scary in more ways than one! (Over a decade of Satanic Panic can be traced directly to ROSEMARY’S BABY. Think about it!) [Read more…]

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