31 Nights of Horror VII, Night 22: Witches Night Out Recap

The requirement? Wear all black. The expectation? Drink up, witches. This is Witches Night Out.

The coven gathered around the ritual table for a smudging prayer. We cast out all negativity from our souls and cleansed our spirits to prepare for the evening. As the sage burned, we let the smoke purify our minds and hearts.

Once we rectified ourselves, we blessed our friendships and inscribed our wishes for our futures on a piece of paper. The wishes were then lit on fire by the friendship candle and placed into a jar to solidify our fates. Now we were ready to party.

After an un-happy hour with ghoulish goodies and demonic drinks, we rode our brooms (aka we took an Uber) to the Veil Brewing Company to sample their boozy elixirs of spontaneous fermentation.  Once our bellies were filled with the white light of some seriously stellar hops, we marched as one to the next destination: The Haunted Hofheimer Building.

We perched on the roof with other gargoyles and ravens, and continued to fill our cups with the magical potion of the alcoholic gods. Our hearts, black as ice (and our bodies just as cold) commanded us to descend to the second floor of the building. There, we participated in an ancient drum circle and danced to the Devil’s song. Seriously, though, the lounge at the Hof was exceptionally cool and I’m so glad we stumbled upon it. Feeling particularly devilish, we also crashed a ten year high school reunion that was happening in the same building. Oh, those witches! You can’t trust us.

The evening ended with more dancing in El Diablo room at Banditos and we refueled with late night quesadillas and nachos. Witches gotta eat.

A night out with your best witches and warlocks is the best way to enhance your Halloween spirit. I encourage all of you to get in touch with your dark side and host your own spooky get together. It’s sure to be a witchin’ good time!

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 18: The Craft

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 18: The Craft

Three sentence review:

The Craft is the cult classic, uber ’90s teen horror about Fairuza Balk’s crazy blue eyes four high school outcasts who use witchcraft to get back at bullies and boys, but end up abusing their newly discovered powers (it’s also one of two horror movies in 1996 that starred Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich). Yes, in the ’90s women really could do anything – even make Christine Taylor’s hair fall out! Because of this amazing movie, there’s a really good chance that you went to a sleepover and tried to make one of your friends levitate by using your index fingers and chanting “Light as a feather, stiff as a board”.  the craft animated GIF

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Night 10, American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 1, Bitchcraft

31 Nights of Horror, Night 10: American Horror Story Coven, Episode 1, Bitchcraft

Three sentence review:

I love that American Horror Story is an anthology television series and was excited to close the door on AHS: Asylum and start fresh with a brand new story in AHS: Coven – especially since Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett joined the already stellar cast (also, witches are totally in right now – zombies, whaaaa?)  The first episode, the aptly named “Bitchcraft,” felt refreshingly stylish and modern (a stark contrast from the dark and antiquated feel of the first two seasons) and I nearly passed out from excitement watching Kathy Bates play the insanely evil Madame Delphine LaLaurie – murderous socialite from 19th century New Orleans .   The young witches, Zoe, Madison, Queenie, and Nan played respectively by Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sibide, and Jamie Brewer are fun to watch (Zoe’s “power” made me slightly uncomfortable) and I’m ridiculously excited to see how New Orlean’s Voodoo history ties in – this season seems to have big potential!

Don’t mess with the Supreme witch.

Don’t make me drop a house on you,

Katie