At some point in time, there was the idea to bring unhinged main characters who get turned into Christmas objects and in their new forms, begin their homicidal rage anew. I feel like on some level, this is directly influenced by the Chucky movies and what I call dark carnival concept of childhood; this is... Continue Reading →
The Lizzie Borden House and Salem Through a Psychic Lens
I don't normally go to haunted places on purpose; I'm clairaudient (clear hearing), claircognizant (clear knowing), clairsentient (clear feeling), and a geomantic (feeling the energy of cities/the earth) psychic with a little mind reading on the side. I've had it my whole life, passed down from my mother who has the same abilites, but in... Continue Reading →
Tamara (2005) & The Devil as a Young Woman
Tamara (2006) is a movie I remember vividly on the racks at Hastings-I was about 11 or 12 and very interested in horror. The reason, I think, is because horror is a landscape for the imagination. Every kid loves fairytales-the more gruesome, the better; horror is an extension of that imaginative playground. Literally anything could... Continue Reading →
Ginger Snaps (2000) & Puberty Politics
Boys will no longer be boys-they'll be chew toys.
The Hallow (2015) & Irish Changelings
"Hallow be their name, And blessed be their claim. If you who trespass put down roots, Then Hallow be your name".
The Folkloresque in The Ritual (2017)
The Folkloresque as a Concept I love the folkloresque; this is when a movie or tv show/book, etc. uses a tale that feels like folklore but isn't based in anything that exists in folklore. It's a storytelling element using folklore examples to be creative and bring in a story/aspects of a story that have no... Continue Reading →
Is There Such a Thing as a “Good” Demon?
Originally posted on Haunt Jaunts; https://www.hauntjaunts.net/demons-are-there-any-good-ones-or-are-they-all-bad/ The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Christianity, which is monotheistic with one god, will tell you absolutely not: all demons are evil, period. Demonolatry is a religion that includes the worship of demons.. From their point of view, demons are benign figures who can teach... Continue Reading →
Reevaluating Amityville & The Bell Witch
Originally posted on Haunt Jaunts: https://www.hauntjaunts.net/amityville-the-bell-witch-demonic-or-not/ Reevaluating Amityville & The Bell Witch: Demonic or Not? I decided to examine The Bell Witch legend and The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson to see if there was any demonic merit in the stories. I’m a supernatural folklorist who specializes in demonic phenomena; I created an ever-expanding classification... Continue Reading →
Other Types of Possessing Spirits
Most negative supernatural spirits are not demons. Demons are actually pretty rare, though infestations do happen. Many people who claim experiences of possessions are not experiencing the demonic, either. Here are a list of other types of spirits to compare your experience with; if you're convinced it's still a demon, visit my classification systems to... Continue Reading →
The “Monstrous Woman” Trope in Latinx Folklore
Exploring the strange and opposing ideas about monstrous women that appear in Latino/a folklore.