Tag Archives: pagan

MIDSOMMAR BUMMER

The film Hereditary was scary successful last year. Writer/director Ari Aster’s feature debut delivered an incendiary performance by Toni Collette and a tightening noose of a story that gradually strangled viewers in supernatural sights, occult symbols, real life tragedies and heavy themes about the generational traumas that can ripple though family lines. Hereditary is a [...]

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Samhain 411

Devil’s Night seems like the right time to be posting one more spook-centric entry before Halloween is officially upon us. I caught up with this one over the weekend and immediately thought it would make for a great post. I love to watch and write about monsters, creatures and even real life killers and ghosts [...]

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The First Saturnalia

According to the Wiki, December 17, 497 BC marked the start of the first-ever Saturnalia holiday in ancient Rome. You’ve gotta love that Roman record-keeping, and the revelry, gift-giving and sacrifices of that celebration made up “the best of days” according to the poet Catullus. The Saturnalia season is the pre-cursor to many of our [...]

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The Horrible History of Halloween

It’s been a lot of fun spending the last month blasting this blog with profane and pitiless posts in the spirit of the season, but now Halloween is finally here! But what is Halloween? Where does our modern merrymaking come from and can the roots of our own costume and trick-or-treating traditions be traced back [...]

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