Satanic Panic - Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

Author(s): Kier-La Jannise

esoteric | non fiction | horror & cult cinema

In the 1980s, it seemed impossible to escape Satan’s supposed influence. 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,” not only sought to convince us of devils lurking behind the dials of our TVs and radios and the hellfire that awaited on book and video store shelves, it also created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, audio cassettes and literature. Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s offers an in-depth exploration of how a controversial culture war played out during the decade, from the publication of the memoir Michelle Remembers in 1980 to the end of the McMartin “Satanic Ritual Abuse” Trial in 1990.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781903254868
  • : FAB Press
  • : FAB Press
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kier-La Jannise
  • : paperback
  • : 368