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The Many Faces of Women Who Identify as Witches

My first encounter with the figure of a witch in popular culture—apart from those in kids’ movies like Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” and M-G-M’s “The Wizard of Oz,” or in books like Tomie dePaola’s “Strega Nona” and Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”—was in a campy scene from Oliver Stone’s 1991 bio-pic, “The Doors,” depicting Jim Morrison (played…

Halloween, Hold The Dark, and Gaspar Noé round out Fantastic Fest’s second wave

With Fantastic Fest less than a month away, Austin’s revamped genre film festival—you can check out its new code of conduct and board of directorsat the links—has revealed its second wave of films, following an initial announcement that included new flicks from Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and J.J. Abrams. Foremost among the recent additions is David Gordon Green’s Halloween, which will…

Dontnod Action-RPG ‘Vampyr’ Is Getting Its Own TV Show — Variety

Production company Fox21 acquired the rights to Dontnod Entertainment’s action role-playing game “Vampyr” and it’s adapting it for television, it announced on Friday. Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment will work on the show. DJ2 is also executive producer of the TV adaptation of Dontnod’s episodic adventure game “Life is Strange.” “Vampyr” launched on… via…