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Jed Mayer

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    SCREAMING HIDES THE SOUND, PART 2: THE WICKER MAN, The Pagan-Horror-Folk-Rock Musical

    Many seemingly healthy people are terrified of folk music, which makes it not surprising that one of the most innovative and hauntingly effective soundtracks in the history of horror films is essentially a collection of folk songs.

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    SCREAMING HIDES THE SOUND, Part 1: The Resurrection of Fabio Frizzi

    If you had your windows open on the sultry evening of August 7, you may have heard a series of distant screams.

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    RAISED IN FEAR: Midnight Movie Revivals and DAWN OF THE DEAD

    It's midnight. A horde of glassy-eyed teenagers descends upon the brightly lit multiplex. They look almost like normal film-goers but their gait is shuffling, awkward. “What are they doing? Why do they come here?” “Some kind of instinct. Memory . . . of what they’ve seen before and crave again.”

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    Raised in Fear: Coping with Excess in Larry Cohen’s IT'S ALIVE

    It started with a poster.

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    Raised in Fear: Phantasm and the Uses of Enchantment

    For many filmgoers, seeing their first horror movie is a rite of passage: mine came at the tender age of six, on our first family visit to the drive-in to see "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973).

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