New show on WGN “Salem” is a love story, with witch hunters…

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Or something like that.The excellent horror media news website Bloody Disgusting has been providing some good updates on this show that is set to premiere soon on WGN America. In their latest article they offer a video teaser portraying some dunking chair style torture...in an apparently sparkling swamp (the scene was filmed on location, oddly, in Shreveport, Louisiana). The series is slated for a thirteen episode season to premiere sometime in spring of 2014.The production design is … [Read more...]

Countdown to Stevie Nicks! THIS WEDNESDAY!

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Well, as ya'all know, we here at The Media Witch's magical headquarters, opium den and Dionysian Emporium have been very excited about the forthcoming appearance of the great STEVIE NICKS on American Horror Story: Coven. We even created a Stevie Selfies contest in honor of this momentous event! (Get your photos posted soon!)Well, my dears, that day is upon us. This Wednesday night the Welsh White Witch herself, the goddess of breakup rock, the twirling-in-shawl-and-boots-babe of our wildest d … [Read more...]

2013: The Year of the Witch?

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It's been a helluva year for witchy-themed media, mostly on TV. I'm working on a round-up of all things witchy from the year just past, and looking at things coming up in the coming year, to be posted in the next day or so.I'd love to hear from any and all of you, in the comments section, any thoughts you have on any witchy media you enjoyed (or hated, ha ha) this past year, particularly if you caught something that fell beneath my radar.I do already have a prediction for 2014: the … [Read more...]

Yuletide Movies? Maybe not, but…

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...here are some holiday films I'd recommend that you may not have seen before, or may not have considered as having a "winter holiday" theme. Also known as "A list of Peg's Favorite Christmas/Yuletide/Winter Solstice Movies!" I love IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, too but they are not on this list because you should be watching those, anyway, just BECAUSE.1. EYES WIDE SHUT (1999). Stanley Kubrick's last and possibly most controversial film. … [Read more...]

2013′s Top Ten Movies for Pagans

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Well, everyone loves a year's end list of favorite stuff. This columnist does try her level best to make sure lists of favorites are crafted with en eye towards pagan sensibilities. With that in mind, in no particular order, I present the year's ten best movies for you witchy, tree-hugging, candle-burning, goddess-worshipping, animal-loving, mead-drinking, bonfire-dancing types!1. MORE THAN HONEY. This fascinating and moving documentary, in German and English, begins with an elderly man who … [Read more...]

Aaaaand it’s ANOTHER TV series about witches on the way!

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Jenji Kohan, creator of the popular Showtimes series WEEDS and the red-hot Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is now said to be working on a show for HBO about the Salem Witch Trials. (Shout out to Wren Walker, Witches' Voice co-founder, for sharing this story with me!)There's not much information out there yet, and some of it is just frustratingly sensational, like the Verge writer who mentions witches burning in his headline (to be fair it was changed fairly quickly but the URL shows … [Read more...]

The Stevie Selfies Contest…now with prizes!

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Hello, all. We are pleased to announce some of the prizes for the Stevie Selfies contest! (That's where you take a photo of yourself channeling your inner Stevie Nicks and post on Twitter #StevieSelfiesAHSContest or #StevieSelfies, or if you want you can post them on The Media Witch page on Facebook.)We will be featuring prizes from Raven Moon's Oracle, the business of our lovely friend Jenn the Gypsy Witch. (Here is a recent interview with Jenn conducted by Lilith Dorsey of VooDoo Univ … [Read more...]

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

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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 bouncing in their chairs.Well, I know I am, anyway.This interview on Boston's WBUR with Tom Ashbrook features Gaiman talking about what he knows … [Read more...]

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

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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. Consider last week’s episode, “The Axeman Cometh,” which begins with a serial killer’s voiceover. He claims to be a spirit, not of this world, though physically he is a sexy sax player with salt-and-pepper sideburns (Danny Huston). It is 1919, and the exceptional yo … [Read more...]


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