Posts tagged "witches"

12 Quirky Throwback Halloween Movies That Won’t Terrify You

Sometimes, instead of scaring yourself half to death with the "The Shining" and "American Horror Story," you'd rather just kick back and get lost in the nostalgia of an old-school teen movie or rom com that just happens to be about witches. After all, Halloween doesn't have to be terrifying to be fun! Here are 12 magic-tastic…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch. Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sexy zombies and shimmering vampires -- the black pointed hat and broomstick have a musty, traditional air -- but let’s not turn our back on the supernatural being…
By: Huffington Post Women / October 31, 2014

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of "witchcraft," tortured and killed. Usually these "witches" are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2014

Here’s Your Delicious First Glimpse At “American Horror Story: Coven”

Could Jessica Lange actually be a good witch? In the past two seasons of "American Horror Story," she has only played terrifying villianesses with the blackest of hearts, so my interest is piqued in this first glimpse at  season three of "American Horror Story: Coven," which comes back to FX on October 9th. Finally, finally creator Ryan Murphy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2013

The “American Horror Story: Coven” Teaser Is Here!

Mark your calendars: October 9th is the debut of "American Horror Story: Coven," the third season of the campy, terrifying and highly watchable FX show. "Coven" is set in New Orleans at a big ol' Southern-style mansion that appears to be a school or home for young witches. Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2013

“American Horror Story” Season To Focus On The Salem Witch Trials?

"American Horror Story" season three cast members are dropping hints that the show will focus on the Salem witch trials. [E! Online] Emma Watson is in talks to play Cinderella in a Kenneth Branagh-directed flick in which Cate Blanchett would play the evil stepmother. [Variety]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2013

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Witches

"Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble." You are probably envisioning a bunch of warty, green-faced witches with broomsticks and pointy, black hats huddled arounds a cauldron casting a spell, right? I guess we can thank Shakespeare's Macbeth for that. This image of the witch has become so intertwined with Halloween, but ha…
By: The Frisky / October 5, 2012

Bad News For Online Witches And Wizards: Ebay Bans Potions And Spells

This is a public service announcement: if you're in need of any kind of spell, potion, psychic reading, or enchantment and prefer to procure your magical products via an online auction site, you best place your bids before August 30th. Why, you ask? Well, eBay just updated the seller guidelines in the paranormal and metaphysical…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 21, 2012

Wait, Witches’ “Broomsticks” Were Actually Dildos?

According to this random piece of unidentified text I found on the interweb (which therefore must be 100 percent factual), medieval witches inserted magic potions or "flying ointment" into their vaginas with a special dildo or "broomstick." Well, that explains the whole flying thing. They were basically getting high and pleasuring themselves. Hey, why not?
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 13, 2011

New Cure For Infertility: Witchcraft!

With all of the modern technology available to help couples conceive, some people are going back to the dark ages to treat infertility. There is a piece in the Daily Mail about how a UK couple swears that a "white witch" helped them conceive their two children. Claire and Stephen Anderson were told they had…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 25, 2011