Podcast and Podcaster: Faculty of Horror, Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West: Episode 16, Toil and Trouble, Witches in Film
Why I chose this one: Horror movies are where history meets Halloween celebration. And the center of that particular dark-webbed Venn diagram is horror movies about witches and witchcraft. Faculty of Horror takes certain horror movies, or themes and motifs in horror movies, and drills down on them.
Open wide. Here come the drill. Movies chosen for this episode on witches as protagonist/antagonist:
- The Craft (1996) one of my very favorites: “Watch out for the weirdos”/”We are the weirdos, mister.”
- The Antichrist (2009)
- Lords of Salem (2013)
The Lords of Salem, the novel, by Rob Zombie:
The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more detail. The book and the film really complement each other. –Rob Zombie
And recommended Dollop reading:
- Episode 125: Smollop: The Puritans and the Quakers (much more amusing than the title belies, I promise)
- Episode 84: Smollop: Goody Davis and Elizabeth Howell
And, from last year’s Dollopween:
Grab your Snuggie, I have plenty of popcorn. Who wants to watch The Craft with me for the xth time? Light as a feather, stiff as a board?