10 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: NIGHT OF THE DEMON aka CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957)


I’ll be away from my desk today. I am currently focusing my time and energies on preparing some very exciting (at least to me) posts for these last few days leading up to Halloween and I need another break to get some other things done.

We all need a break sometimes.

That doesn’t mean that the momentum stops or quality drops.

“It’s in the trees…it’s coming!”

Information processing theory suggests that skills and knowledge are lost without continuous practice or, at the very least, that skills and knowledge become flawed or tainted without direct repetition. The occult practice of magick suggests otherwise. The development of any knowledge or skill can continue, unabated, in the form of ritual that has very little similarity in form or content to the skills and knowledge it represents and maintains.

You may very well develop your skills as a painter, or a parent, or even a politician, through years of washing dishes or the daily practice of lighting an incense stick. It is the intention that matters when it comes to the continued maintenance and development of the human mind.

NIGHT OF THE DEMON is a break in my usual “programming”, but it is by no means a gap.

NIGHT OF THE DEMON is a ritual. It also happens to be one of the best horror films ever made and certainly the best horror film about the occult or magick (in my reasonably informed opinion). If you’ve seen it, it can be rewatched without losing its power. If you have not seen it, you are wrong. You are just wrong. Change your mind.

If you have an emergency, stop reading now and deal with it immediately. Not having seen NIGHT OF THE DEMON counts as an emergency.

Otherwise, you may leave me a message after the tone and I’ll try to get back to you within 24 hours….


Fun is the Law…



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