Merry meet all,
I watched the movie The Possession of Hannah Grace last night. I went in with an open mind, seated next to my boyfriend, and bated my breath. I was disappointed. I thought the idea of the recovering addict working the night shift in a morgue was original. The acting of the possessed dead young woman and the demon was amazing. But I don’t know, the movie could have been scarier. The Exorcist ( I have never and never will see the full movie) probably was a trillion times scarier. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
My boyfriend Vlad has a morbid fascination with horror movies. Since dating him, I have watched The Shining, The Witches of Eastwick, It (oy- hide under the bed scary), Things we do in the Shadows, and a few others I can’t recall right off hand. Of course I don’t bug him about it as I write horror fiction and verse. In fact I wrote him a horror love poem as a gift for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t have a card or chocolates so I wrote him a poem. How romantic huh? (He liked the poem.)
February is Women in Horror Month. We femmes are as capable as our male counterparts or companions of conjuring horrors that could force you to leave the lights on all night as men are. We deserve recognition too. We deserve recognition and respect for our unabashed creative efforts too. I have met that resistance too but I just keep doing what I do best. I am grateful for women like Anne Rice, Shirley Jackson and Mary Shelley and countless other women who got their nasties inspiration out there to the public eye and weren’t scared to do so. Good for them. And I hope the future of horror continues to be achieved with the efforts of women and men (cooperatively would be nice but won’t happen as long as there are haters.) Haters gonna hate. That is the way it is. Writers like Mary Shelley still meet criticism long after her death for her writing. That breaks my heart. But unfortunately that sort of thing does exist. We have to strive to change that on a grand scale globally. Change for the best is possible if a large enough effort is made.
While we are on the subject of strong female roles or archetypes, I am enjoying watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I love the show. I think it goes against what witchcraft is about. I don’t worship the Devil but I have been accused of it. I wish I knew more about what witches in the past really did with wing of bat etc. I love the show and I think it does a great job of showing female empowerment. I can’t travel back in time to the Burning Times and ask the men and women accused back then of what they really did with their time. I may be a bit biased here as I am dating the sweetest Satanist I have ever known . He has a statue of Baphomet in his home. He has seen dark flickering shadows in his home. Well when you consider what he is dealing with… Vlad really is the nicest guy in the world.
Well keep writing, keep reading, and most of all, keep conjuring! Spring is not that far away now. I promise to keep writing and conjuring too.
Blessings to all, Spiderwitch