Upcoming Events

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  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015

    "Satanic Panic" Book Launch & Video Presentation

    7pm doors / 7:30 program, $10PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.
    Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s features new essays and interviews by 20 emerging and established writers who address the ways the widespread fear of a Satanic conspiracy was both illuminated and propagated through almost every pop culture pathway in the 1980s, from heavy metal music to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-VHS scare films, pulp paperbacks, Saturday morning cartoons, TV talk shows, and even home computers. The book also features case studies on McMartin, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and Long Island “acid king” killer Ricky Kasso.  From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, the book aims to capture the untold story of the how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture front lines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.
    Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Philly-based contributor Samm Deighan will be leading a multimedia presentation and keeping it weird.
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    Venue phone #: 267 519-9651

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