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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.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring may be the single most frightening movie I've ever seen. It's the perfect balance between Classicism and Modernism.
Venn diagram of Literary Fiction/Speculative Fiction along Character/Plot Spectrum

Crossroads: The Cores of Literary Fiction and Speculative Fiction

The relationship between speculative fiction and mainstream literary fiction is complicated by decades of group identity dynamics, mutual ignorance, and overbroad critical generalizations about...

Deconstructing Horror: Haunted Houses

Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away... - Hughes Mearns, Antigonish We...