American Horror Story

“Go to Hell,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 12

In early December, I saw an advanced screening of The Unknown Known, the latest documentary by Errol Morris (even if you’re not a documentary enthusiast, you’ll probably know of his The Thin Blue Line, a crime documentary that helped free an innocent man from prison). Even better than seeing the film months before its release, […]

“Protect the Coven,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 11

American Horror Story: Coven makes me uncomfortable. Not uncomfortable because it’s frightening or gross or shocking. Uncomfortable in how it handles race. I’m not entirely sure how to process Coven‘s take on race—I’m a straight white male in America, part of perhaps the most privileged class of people in the history of the world—but I […]

The Music Of American Horror Story: Coven + Spotify Playlist

If you’re one of the legion of horror fans slavishly devoted to Ryan Murphy’s dark vision, chances are you were experiencing a mixture of withdrawal and outrage with last week’s hiatus. I know, I know… it’s hard enough to wait ONE week, let alone TWO. Hopefully you had a chance to catch up on some […]

3 Witches: Reading into Dario Argento’s ‘The Three Mothers’ Trilogy

As the eyes and ears of the Horror cognoscenti are transfixed by the new season of American Horror Story, Coven, people will be talking about witches. There are innumerable stereotypes, from the kindly medicine woman in a sylvan glade to the full-blown Bride Of Satan. Each Archetype is a potent and loaded symbol, that speaks volumes about the culture and the writer that produced it. For the occasion, we have decided to investigate three of the most infamous Witch flicks out there: Dario Argento’s ‘The Three Mothers’ trilogy.

Rod Serling

Is This the Greatest Era for Horror TV?

While researching my article on this spring’s horror TV debuts, I was struck by the volume of new programs. Six new horror shows joining a field already somewhat dense with genre series felt unusual. I wondered whether there were other periods in televised horror that offered as deep a roster of shows. There were a […]

Eli Roth Goes Digital

If you are a fan of Eli Roth (director of Cabin Fever and Hostel) then you will be excited that his next venture is a TV series called Hemlock Grove. This is his first step from the big screen to small screen. When I say TV series, I should actually say web series, as the […]