Archive for "Feb 2016"

Titles of Interest - "The Undead on the Battlefield: Horrors of War"

The Undead on the Battlefield: Horrors of War, edited by Cynthia J. Miller and Bowdoin Van Riper (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015) Battlefields have traditionally been considered places where the spirits of the dead linger, and popular culture brings those thoughts to life. Supernatural tales of war told in print, on screen, and in other […]

Rev. Robert Kirk and the study of elves and faeries

Given my own background and research interests I am always intrigued to learn of others similar to myself, whether past or present. I recently learned of the Rev. Robert Kirk, an Episcopalian minister in Scotland in the 17th century. He pursued research on faeries, published as The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Faun and Fairies,  that […]

Why did satanists endorse "The Witch"?

The new horror film The Witch is getting positive reviews, but prior to that it was the stuff of minor controversy as a Satanist group issued a public endorsement for the film, calling it a "satanic experience." Such an endorsement would have caused a major controversy in the culture wars from Christians as happened in […]

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