The Lasting Horror of Witch Hunts in America: McCarthyism, the Satanic Panic, and Beyond

The Lasting Horror of Witch Hunts in America: McCarthyism, the Satanic Panic, and Beyond

A combination of paranoia and systematic misunderstanding led to the conviction of countless innocent people who suffered greatly for an unsubstantiated cause. Even now, we still see the effect of mobilized, interpreted-as-justified fear on a regular basis.

Matthew Leslie brings suburban terror back to his hometown of Salem with Summer of '84 (Interview)

Matthew Leslie brings suburban terror back to his hometown of Salem with Summer of '84 (Interview)

We had the chance to speak with Matthew Leslie in advance of the Salem premiere of Summer of 84 on Thursday, August 23. Go deep into the production history, unravel the role of nostalgia and impact of media in a time before the Internet and learn how his experience growing up on the North Shore helped shape the new film.

The co-creator of Saw & Insidious takes on America's obsession with guns (Interview)

The co-creator of Saw & Insidious takes on America's obsession with guns (Interview)

During a Boston visit to promote his new film Upgrade, we had the opportunity to sit down with writer and director Leigh Whannell. Over the course of the interview, he addresses themes of cultural violence and mental health in the Saw and Insidious franchises he helped create, and talks about what it was like to direct his first film without creative partner James Wan. 

Truth or Dare Begs The Question: Are You Really The Good Person You Pretend To Be?

Truth or Dare Begs The Question: Are You Really The Good Person You Pretend To Be?

Built as a supernatural slasher akin to Final DestinationIt Follows and Nightmare On Elm StreetTruth or Dare selectively subverts expectations by delivering its onscreen deaths in unpredictable patterns with suspense drawn directly from its character’s psyche as part of a game of Russian roulette in which the audience is complicit.

Salem Horror Fest Announces Blumhouse VP Ryan Turek As Keynote Speaker

Salem Horror Fest Announces Blumhouse VP Ryan Turek As Keynote Speaker

Ryan Turek, accomplished horror expert and studio executive at Blumhouse Productions (Halloween, Happy Death Day, Truth or Dare) and co-host of the Shock Waves podcast will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Salem Horror Fest.

The Faculty of Horror Bonus Episode Recorded Live at Salem Horror Fest

The Faculty of Horror Bonus Episode Recorded Live at Salem Horror Fest

Add some holiday fear to your listening enjoyment this weekend with The Faculty of Horror as they take on "the other angry white man trying to destroy everything" in Mary Harron's American Psycho recorded live at Salem Horror Fest 2017!

Pre-Orders Begin For Limited Run Of Salem Horror Fest 2017 Merchandise

Pre-Orders Begin For Limited Run Of Salem Horror Fest 2017 Merchandise

Pre-orders are now available for a limited run of merchandise including the official poster, variant poster, and lapel pins designed by David Dembowski!