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Ghoul on Ghoul


Jan 6, 2022

Amanda and Sarah deliver a hearty helping of meat to start 2022 off right. Sarah kicks things off with a primer on Herne the Hunter, an English folkloric character/god whose fascinating history has connections to Shakespeare. Amanda takes the stage for a look at Carrie: The Musical, the disastrous horror-inspired production considered one of Broadway's biggest flops. Other subjects covered include the wild world of dating apps, farm romance, and Riverdale vs. Sabrina.

Recommendations:

Sarah recommends the 1987 film Witches of Eastwick and the new release The Bloodhound. Amanda recommends the 1971 film Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? and the new Ben Wheatley film In the Earth

Sources: 

  • “From Ghoul to Godhead” by John Callow, Hellebore No. 4 Yuletide Special 2020, pp 29-37.
  • JSTOR ("The Wild Hunt and the Witches' Sabbath" by Ronald Hutton, "Seeking the Lore of the Land" by Jacqueline Simpson, "The Palms of Jezebel" by L. J. A. Loewenthal)
  • Herne the Hunter/Wikipedia
  • Cernunnos/Wikipedia
  • Mythopedia (Herne the Hunter)
  • Timeless Myths (Herne the Hunter: The English Ghost With Antlers)
  • Youtube - Wait in the Wings, "The Broadway Show that Closed in 3 DAYS: The History of Carrie the Musical"
  • Wikipedia/Carrie: The Musical
  • The Nerdist (A BRIEF HISTORY OF CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, THE DISASTROUS PRODUCTION THAT INSPIRED RIVERDALE)
  • The New York Times (Review/Theater; The Telekinetic 'Carrie,' With Music, Frank Rich, May 13, 1988)

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