Halloween in a Satanic Household
Statistically, crime rates rise on Halloween night, so you can imagine the kind of mayhem the HQ of the Church of Satan—a black house centered in one of San Francisco's most conservative, pastel-lined districts—invited upon itself.
Remembering Curtis Harrington and His Films
I first learned of Curtis's work through my godfather, Kenneth Anger. His trademark was surreal incongruity. He effortlessly mixed horror, black humor, and grotesque glamor in classics like What's the Matter with Helen?, Whoever Slew Auntie...
Finding the Feminine Daemonic in Jen Ray's Art
Last week, female-fantasy artist Jen Ray invited me to her Berlin exhibition, Better to Reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven. What I like about Jen 's work is her portrayals of femme fatales who are not subjugated women. These are representations...