Friday, November 14, 2014

Salem (2014)

Netflix had this series and I started watching it.  At first glance, it almost looked like it was going down the PTSD explanation of Mary Beth Norton's In the Devil's Snare.  But then it went down its own ahistorical path.   If you want to take an existing poorly documented event and make up your own history, or make minor revisions to fit your theme, like Henry Miller's The Crucible, reimagining the witch trials as McCarthyism.

1 comment:

Daniel Watters said...

Novelist Kim Newman put his pop culture spin on the McCarthy Witch Trials by having Tailgunner Joe go up against Samantha Stephens.