Halloween. Samhain. It’s the holiday so many love that it’s become almost as big as Christmas. Many of our Halloween traditions are rooted in the old pagan holiday Samhain. Common knowledge for most, I know. But there’s more to this story than what many people realize. Come on a little journey with me and test your knowledge of Halloween lore.
It’s coming up on Halloween, and time to get your scares on. With that in mind, I went through my movie collection, and picked out a selection of movies that I think would make interesting viewing for the season.
A haunted tower, an evil ghost, a monster spawned from a meme
After graduating high school Abby returns to Harmony Springs, her spiritual home. She plans to reconnect with friends, take one college class over the summer—and of course resume her magical studies.
One of my fondest childhood memories is of repeatedly watching the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. version of The Wolf Man. A scene that particularly stood out for me was when the Gypsy looks at the man’s palm and sees a pentagram appear, then fade again. This imprinted on my developing psyche so strongly that I gave it a nod in an amateur film of my own, Graveyard Shift: A Zomedy of Horrors (to be released on Amazon Prime in 2020).
Wolf-shifter Lori Grenville was rescued from near-slavery and a brutal pack leader by the Free Wolves. To pay back the favor, she’s dedicated her life to helping others in the same situation, leading shifters to safety and a new start, risking her life in the process. She’s faced down alphas and has no qualms in undermining pack structure.
Let’s say someone wants to write about werewolves but nothing they’re coming up with fits “werewolf.” Probably they’re putting the hearse before the horse. Their interest is on the were, not the were’s purpose in the story.
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