🎃 A Month of Halloween: Week of Witches

  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

🎃 A Month of Halloween: Week of Paranormal

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

🎃 A Month of Halloween: Week of Euro Horror

As the leaves fall and the days get shorter, it's that time of year when things start to radiate an eerie enchantment. With October comes Halloween, the ultimate spooky celebration, and one of the best ways of honoring the fear-filled holiday is by watching scary movies . Among all the creepy films out there, 1970s Euro-horror movies are hidden gems that fit perfectly with the chill and thrill of October. The 1970s were a golden era for European horror movies, offering a diverse range of chilling tales that continue to be considered classics. This decade was a treasure trove of cinematic creativity, with vampires, cannibals, zombies, witches, and more gracing the silver screen. Euro Horror movies have a distinctive quality that sets them apart from their Hollywood counterparts. They often revel in a sense of gothic allure. Euro Horror movies from different decades offer a time-traveling experience for Halloween fans. You can journey back to the atmospheric black-and-white classics