witchcraft

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.

Lords of Salem

With The Lords Of Salem, Rob Zombie has managed to surpass his devotion to late-’70s/early-’80s slasher-film worship to make a film that is stylish and provocative, yet still being genuinely freaky.

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.

The Empty Art of Onmyodo

We’re all living on borrowed time, but it can take a fox to remind you that what you should fear most may be the very thing you desire. What does moe culture have in common with black magic? A lot, actually.