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πŸŽƒ A Month of Halloween: Week of Killers

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October is the time of year when we, as a collective, can explore the dark and macabre. As Halloween nears, we immerse ourselves in stories of the supernatural, death, possessions, and the eerie world of killers . The creepy allure of horrifying killer/true-crime stories, documentaries, and TV series reminds us that the darkest aspects of human nature can be just as fascinating as their supernatural counterparts.  These tales of depravity and evil take us down a disturbing rabbit hole of the human psyche. We delve into the minds of these murderers, trying to fathom what could drive a person to commit such heinous acts. These narratives force us to confront the darkest aspects of human nature, prompting us to question the boundaries of morality and sanity.  With Halloween creeping just around the corner, finish off this month of horror series with the movie Killers (1996) directed by Mike Mendez. This film starts off with brothers Kyle and Odessa James being found guilty of the murd

πŸŽƒ A Month of Halloween: Week of Witches

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  Witches, those mysterious and magical figures, have intrigued our imagination for ages. From old stories of cackling hags to today's powerful enchantresses, they symbolize a world of secrets and spells. Throughout history, these enigmatic beings have been both feared and revered , serving as a source of inspiration for countless tales and legends. The enduring fascination with witches speaks to our enduring curiosity about the supernatural and the unexplained.  The fear of witches reached an all-time high in the U.S. when in 1692, fear and dogma ignited a frenzy of accusations, trials, and executions in a Massachusetts Bay Colony . Innocent women were accused of witchcraft, tried in makeshift courts, and faced the ultimate punishment for their suspicions, which was death. This is infamously known as the Salem Witch Trials .  With such a traumatic and conflictual history to draw from, Witches have found a natural home in the world of film for decades. Here at TheArchive, The Wit

πŸŽƒ A Month of Halloween: Week of Paranormal

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We're about to dive into the wild, nail-biting world of the paranormal! Your ticket to heart-pounding, sleepless nights is here as the newest Exorcist movie is in theaters . Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of demonic possessions and the ultimate battle between good and evil. It's like a Halloween party, but with way more head-spinning and less candy packed . So gather your bravest friends, and brace yourself for a heart-pounding journey into the supernatural.  But before we dive into the latest Exorcist movie, it's essential to acknowledge the historical context that has significantly influenced the horror genre . The first Exorcist film came out in 1973 and roughly six years later in 1979, audiences around the world were introduced to another Paranormal Horror tent pole, The Amityville Horror, a true story of a family haunted by paranormal events, becoming a pivotal moment in horror culture.  In 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. tragically took the lives of six family members i