The Witch and the Folktale

The Witch and The Folktale

(Spoiler alert.) Prior to watching The Witch (2015), the word “folktale” in its subtitle made me skeptical. I was afraid that the director, Robert Eggers, had snuck the word in as a marketing gimmick or that maybe I’d realize midway through the word had been genuinely misused. By the end, I found neither of these to be true.   The word “folktale” […]

Making a Murderer The Horror in It Can Happen to You

The Horror in “It Can Happen to You”

(Spoiler Alert) When Netflix’s crime documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ hit our devices and television screens in 2015, we were glued. We watched, genuinely interested and nosy like neighbors catching a glimpse into the house down the street that never leaves its blinds open. As the story unfolded, we still watched, growing ever more invested in finding out whether Steven Avery […]