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February 15, 2022
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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my newsletter! Did you know these are coming back into vogue? YOU DO NOW! I’ve been looking for a new way to share writing and batshit internet finds with you good people, and maybe this is it. It’s also the culmination of my inner sixteen year old grunge superstar’s dreams of writing a ZINE that would be featured in Sassy Magazine. If anyone has a connection to Jane Pratt send her my shit and my enduring gratitude.

I had hoped to get this out around Halloween but you may have heard that there was an election happening? In a previous life I worked in political communications, and I was sure as fuck not sitting this one out. Anyway now that our nervous systems have settled down, and feeling has returned to our textbanking fingers, let’s read about child abuse, horror, and the MOST AMERICAN Haunted House - The Amityville Horror! My most recent post!

Drop me a line and let me know what you think. If you have internet gems about cannibalism, cults, ghosts, true crime, mummies, etc etc etc please send them my way. I would love to give you a shout out and I know some of you are extremely fucking weird SO I EXPECT RESULTS.


Latest Post

The Amityville Horror

The 2020 of Haunted Houses

The Amityville Horror is probably America’s most famous haunted house story. It hits a lot of hot topics - haunted houses, true crime, demonic possession, pop culture - and it’s worth a deep dive to see how these combined to make a moment in American culture.

Read Our Latest Post »

Watch This

Watch His House on Netflix!
This movie is (a) scary as fuck (b) relevant and (c) gorgeously done.

Read This Review at The Tab »

Internet Finds

I’m interested in the idea of burial justice. Some incredible work is being done right now to locate the remains of victims of the Tulsa Massacre, and I hope this is a step toward recognition and reconciliation.

Coffins unearthed as the search for victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre continues »

Using the horror genre to cope with the pandemic and uncertainty - hey, this is US!!

How to Survive the Terror »

This is delightful and LOCAL and the clown photo will scare the shit out of you.

The Chronicle Archive is Definitely Haunted  »

Halloween is over but I CANNOT RESIST.

Chad in a Haunted Mansion from SNL  »

This article is bananas and you will relate.

Thank the Satanic Panic for Beetlejuice and the Addams Family  »

On the Aztec Roots of Dia de Los Muertos.

What the Day of the Dead Tells Us About the Aztec Philosophy of Happiness »

From the Order of the Good Death - how racial experience impacts our perceptions of ghosts and folklore.

Why Are Ghosts So White? »

Part of my research is about California, and our history here. So MAYBE you want to know about the mythical black warrior woman that our state is named after??

California is named for a Griffin Riding Black Warrior Queens »


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