Archive for the "Bill Ellis" Category

RUE MORGUE and the Ouija Board

Each year I look forward to the Halloween issue of RUE MORGUE magazine. This year's was a real treat given its cover story "Spirits, Demons, Superstition: 125 Years of the Ouija Board." There are several elements included in their coverage, including an overview, "Take Me to the Other Side" by April Snellings that also includes […]

Critical Considerations of "The Conjuring's" Ed and Lorraine Warren

As mentioned in a previous post, The Conjuring has generated a lot of discussion and controversy. One area that has received a lot of attention is its depiction of evil witches and the "darkness of witchcraft" in connection Christian conceptions of Satan and demonology. You can read my previous post, a guest essay by a […]

Post-Millennial Road-Horror

Texas Chainsaw Massacre I recently discovered an interesting academic source that explores horror and which I have included in my Exploring the Fantastic links, the Irish Gothic Horror Journal. This is a publication available in totality on the Internet, and as I reviewed the contents for various issues one of the items that caught my […]

Anime and Popular Culture: Interview with Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis is Associate Professor English and American Studies at Penn State. He is well known for his contribution to folklore studies, in particular his books that include Aliens, Ghosts, and Cults: Legends We Live (University Press of Mississippi, 2003), Raising the Devil: Satanism, New Religions, and the Media (University Press of Kentucky, 2000), and […]

Shortcuts & Links


Latest Posts