Episode 25 and That Old Black Magic! We talk Crowhaven Farm and Bay Coven!

Screen Shot 2017-09-10 at 5.10.57 PM

We’re back and we’re witchy! Check out the latest episode where we talk evil kids, covens and Pamela Sue Martin in awesome clothes! Listen to us gab about the classic (and rightly so!) Crowhaven Farm (1970) and the not-so-classic (and rightly so!) Bay Coven (1987)! And please enjoy!




We’ll be back later this month to discuss two Lance-Guest-centric Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Two Loves for Jenny (1982, aka Between Two Loves)! And we’ll also be featuring a Q&A with Lance Guest on my blog! So please contact us with any feedback!

2 responses to “Episode 25 and That Old Black Magic! We talk Crowhaven Farm and Bay Coven!

  1. I wanted to drop a message about your link between the 70’s’ fascination with the paranormal and the 80’s’ Satanic Panic. Peter Bebergal, author of “Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll”, has a theory on this, quoted:

    “A lot of it was having a spiritual vacuum, created by the fact that the 1960s promise of this cosmic, spiritual consciousness didn’t really pan out. Then you had this 1970s uptick of paranormal investigations, ESP, an interest in UFOs, really climaxing with Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But the aliens never actually landed, you know?

    I think it led to a cynicism that led to kind of a cultural paranoia: there is no meaning. There was already an uptick in fundamentalist Christianity. The Reagan Right had begun to dominate politics. And it was the beginning of a cultural war; that’s when the Parents Music Resource Center started to put labels on album covers to warn against profanity or even references to the occult. It was a perfectly ripe stew for [Satanic Panic.] In a way, believing that Satan is running the world is still [offering] a kind of order to things, in a world that can feel very disorderly.”

    I think the author is a little off-base in jumping to nihilism; growing up during that time, it felt more like reactionism, prodded by some events in the media, a history of which are well summarized in a couple of blog posts:



    Love the post & blog, keep up the good work!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s