satanic panic

Dungeons and Dragons

How the Art of Dungeons and Dragons Helped Make It a Phenomenon

A new book sheds light on the hardcore hobby that once caused a panic.
Seth Ferranti
Teen Time!

Is Satan Still Cool? The Teens Speak

The history of Satan's influence in music can be traced from Black Sabbath to Lil Uzi Vert so we asked teens if any of that matters.
Devin Pacholik

How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.
Mark Hay

​Why Are So Many Horror Films Christian Propaganda?

Movies like 'The Conjuring' and 'Ouija' act as mouthpieces for Christianity, and have deeper intentions than just surface-level scares.
Josiah Hesse

What We Can Learn from the Satanic Panic of the 1980s

We caught up with the team behind the surprise hit, 'Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s,' about our obsession with the devil.
Robert Dayton
satanic temple

Satanists Call for Investigation into 'Satanic Panic' Killing of 8-Year-Old Boy

In 2010, Gigi Jordan killed her autistic son, claiming that she wanted to save him from a lifetime of torture and sexual abuse. According to activists from the Satanic Temple, a therapist she saw may have contributed to her Satanic ritual–related...
Sophie Saint Thomas
lit up

Meditation Helped Me Survive Death Row and 19 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.
Damien Echols

Revisiting America's Satanic Panic: When Heavy Metal and the Devil Himself Stalked the Earth

'Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Panic in the 1980s' provides a fascinating a look back at this bizarre footnote in American history, from Dungeons & Dragons to Venom.
Kim Kelly
jacked in

Memories of Satan

How vivid memories of entire events that never occurred can be planted into a someone's mind.
Theo Jolliffe