New trailer for WGN’s “Salem”

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A new trailer debuted today for the new series about Salem witches to be broadcast on WGN. The series is not debuting for a while yet, but the network is definitely trying to get some advance buzz happening, and the social media campaign to promote the show has been going strong for weeks now. Because witches!Earlier publicity stills from the show showed "dunking stool" scenes, which is kind of annoying since, as any history buff knows, the dunking stool did not exist in Colonial North … [Read more...]

COVEN chat with Peg & Lilith

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Here for your pleasure and delectation, another installment of our weekly video chats about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN! Lots of fun things to talk about this week, including the opening credits, what's happening with Queenie, who the Next Supreme is likely to be, why we really love Myrtle Snow, and the truly evil Madame LaLaurie...Check it out and share! … [Read more...]

Winners of the Stevie Selfies contest!

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Thanks for your patience, everyone! We'd hoped the mysterious lady in a top hat would share her photo again but alas, it has gone into the ether...like Stevie twirling her shawl in the mist...So here's our winners!!This lovely photo from Nina wins the spell charm from Raven Moon's Oracle!This intense and mystical pic from Cora Reed wins the tarot card reading from Raven Moon's Oracle!The lovely Dio wins the custom designed COVEN t-shirt (made by the brilliant Lilith Dorsey of … [Read more...]

Ten Things You Now Know About Witches, if you watch AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

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1. Witches have really nice clothes.No, seriously. Designer shit. Expensive nice togs, impeccably tailored. Unless you're black, in which case your clothes are more likely to be cheap, ill-fitting and garish, unless you're Marie Laveau and have been pillaging rich white bitches' wardrobes for 300 years. And if you're an older witch, your style may be a bit eccentric or old-fashioned, but your duds are still of excellent quality.2. Witches utter insanely clever dialogue.To wit: "Can … [Read more...]

Announcing soon: WINNERS of the Stevie Selfies contest!

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So, did you watch American Horror Story: COVEN this week? "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks" was a very intriguing episode,and Stevie Nicks was simply wonderful, especially in that last scene where she sang to Fiona. Now, I had some issues with other aspects of the episode, and after chatting about them with Lilith Dorsey I will be writing about some of them here, but for now let's focus on our celebration of Stevie's appearance on the show!We received some lovely entries for our Stevie … [Read more...]

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...]


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