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 flicks from the ’80s and ’90s (some of which are awesomely bad) to help you get your holiday spirit on this Halloween weekend. Keep reading »
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 beings that made fantasy exciting to the mainstream again. From “Bewitched” to “Charmed,” witches have always maintained a cozy spot in the popular imagination, but with the arrival of Harry Potter, witchcraft exploded into a genuine craze. Though the changing tides of cultural fashion have elevated other fantastical beings, leaving witches in the dust, it’s worth asking whether we’d even be enjoying this bonanza of “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries” were it not for J.K. Rowling’s internationally beloved witches and wizards. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
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 divulges some details: Taissa Farmiga discovers she is a witch and gets sent to a school in New Orleans for “girls like you,” Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. Jessica Lange is the headmistress with a class of young witches in her charge and yes, that is Gabourey Sidibe in the cast. Everything I learn about “Coven” just makes it better and better. [YouTube]
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 Taissa Farmiga will return from past seasons, while Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are joining the cast for what promises to be some badass witchery. Wiccans, please just let us have this one, okay?