• Poltergeist Girls, Part 2: From Carrie to Carol Anne

    Poltergeist Girls, Part 2: From Carrie to Carol Anne0

    The Exorcist was part of a flurry of late sixties and seventies films about supernatural children. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) was the trendsetter, and in 1976 The Omen would expand upon the theme with the exploits of young antichrist Damien Thorn. That year also saw the release of Carrie, based on the 1974 debut novel of

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  • Poltergeist Girls, Part 1: The Exorcist and Regan’s Rebellion

    Poltergeist Girls, Part 1: The Exorcist and Regan’s Rebellion0

    After she foolishly plays with a Ouija board, an innocent and cheerful early-adolescent girl begins showing a distinct change in personality. Her behaviour becomes strange, even sinister. Before long, she is the focal point of apparently supernatural phenomena: objects around her are moved by unseen forces, while her body undergoes hideous transformations. All the time

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  • Last Week’s Episode: The Folly of Men

    Last Week’s Episode: The Folly of Men0

    Somewhat light news week (at least for me, a person who did not attend NYCC), which is good because all the real news this week has already given me an immense headache. This week, there’s more gay space rocks in your future, David Simon stands by his man, and Marvel hires another symmetrical white man.

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