Posts tagged "w scott poole"
40 Years of The Exorcist

40 Years of The Exorcist

2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.

Our Monsters, Ourselves

A review of W. Scott Poole's Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting (Baylor University Press, 2011). By S. Brent Plate My first monster was a repeating nightmare of a headless man named "Johan" who lived in our hallway closet on Mayfield Street, San Bernardino, CA. I was about eight years...