Rock ‘n’ Reverse: Skeptical Lessons from the Backward Masking Scare

“Just ‘cause you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there.” ~ Radiohead, “There There”   In the campy 1986 horror film Trick or Treat, directed by Michael Martin Smith and written by Rhet Topham, a devil-worshiping rock star named Sammi Curr meets an untimely death in a mysterious hotel fire. His biggest fan, a high school student with no friends and […]

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The “Dark Dungeons” Movie: Jack Chick on the Silver Screen

Among the many religious comic book pamphlets that have made cartoonist and Christian evangelist Jack Chick an infamous and enigmatic figure in the cultural underground, perhaps the most well-known is Dark Dungeons, published in 1984. Out of the hundreds of Chick tracts that have been churned out over the decades, Dark Dungeons is by far my personal favorite. The storyline features […]

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