Welcome to our Halloween Special Episode! Building on the spooky historical women and the witch trials we covered last Halloween, we're jumping in time to the here and now, where things haven't changed much, and the scares are even scarier! Hannah and Deanna cover a range of wicked topics, from the Satanic Panic, a modern-day witch trials you don't know about, to the evolution of campy goth icon, Elvira! It's the end of the Spookin' Season and we're closing it out with a bang.
Come on, you've all heard of Mary Shelley! All you really need to know about this bad bitch was that she was a freaking genius. Daughter of liberal feminists, self-taught reader and writer, partner of "free love" enthusiast Percy Shelley, and, of course, author of the magnificent FRANKENSTEIN, a gorgeously written, creepy, spooky, gothic af story about a sinister doctor and his monster. She lost her virginity in a graveyard, kept locks of her deceased children's hair, and when she died they discovered the remains of her husband's heart tucked into her dresser drawer. Her life was full of drama and she was intense as hell, and her legacy lives on in FRANKENSTEIN.
We all know the name Jamie Lee Curtis. A prolific actress, children's book author, cosplayer, and the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee got her start as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's Halloween - a film which launched the trope of the Final Girl, and changed Jamie's life forever. Decades later, Jamie is starring in Knives Out, a campy whodunit, and her acting career is still going strong.