This just in: CHARMED retread coming to CBS

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Well, I guess television has found witches to be hot properties once again (in case you haven’t heard about the wild popularity of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN) these last three weeks. Variety reports that CHARMED will get a reboot from CBS. It will be a “reimagining” which means there may be changes in the story. [Read More...]

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Samhain, Hallowe’en…are both worth celebrating?

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Despite wanting to observe Samhain as a solemn festival that remembers our dearly departed and our ancestors, many contemporary pagans and witches also enjoy celebrating Hallowe’en. And since the trappings of Hallowe’en are so evocative of death and the occult, there may be some uneasy feelings about how to bridge the differences or separate the two events. [Read more...]

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American Horror Story: COVEN Reinvents the Witch Archetype

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I know, as a media critic and practicing witch and activist, that I am supposed to be overtly critical of media portrayals that trumpet the “evil witch” stereotype, but honestly, isn’t the over-the-top witch narrative something many of us were raised on and that we secretly love, crave, even? [Read more...]

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Live Video Discussion! AHS COVEN Episode 2, “Boy Parts”

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Last night Lilith Dorsey (of Voodoo Universe), Tehron Gillis, Jason Mankey (of Raise the Horns) enjoyed chatting about the latest episode of American Horror Story: COVEN. It was a lively conversation about fried chicken, zombies, and, of course, boy parts. [Read more...]

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Live Google On Air chat about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

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From here on, we will be using Google Plus Hang Outs On Air, which broadcasts to my Youtube channel. I will also be writing a recap of Episodes 1 and 2 (“Bitchcraft” and “Boy Parts”); stay tuned! [Read more...]

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COVEN and BITCHCRAFT CHAT!

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My friend and fellow Patheos blogger Lilith Dorsey, a New York-based voodoo priestess who has strong ties to New Orleans, will be having a live Google Hang Out chat about the show’s first episode. [Read more...]

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EW sez: AHS COVEN is accessible and…funny?

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So, some lucky critics got to see a preview of AMERICA HORROR STORY: COVEN recently, and the verdict from Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd is that it is the best (read: most accessible and “least weird”) season yet. Apparently there is even some comedy to lighten the mood! [Read more...]

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

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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

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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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