July 3, 2015
Upcoming event at Drawn and Quarterly :
Join us on Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. for the launch of the second Spectacular Optical book, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s.
Co-editors KIER-LA JANISSE and PAUL CORUPE (and some special guest contributing authors) will host the evening. There will be a talk and video presentation on this infamous era, and books will be for sale at the event.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard Ouest, Montréal H2T 2K5
In the 1980s, everywhere you turned there were warnings about a widespread evil conspiracy to indoctrinate the vulnerable through the media they consumed. This percolating cultural hysteria, now known as the “Satanic Panic,” 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 and TV talk shows —and created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, music and literature. From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s aims to capture the untold story of the how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture frontlines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.
A new anthology book on how the fear of a Satanic conspiracy spread through 1980s pop culture
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