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REVISITING THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

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REVISITING PEYTON PLACE (1957)

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ESSENTIAL “WITCH” MOVIES FOR HALLOWEEN

By Alan Hurst Witches have always intrigued me. Whether it was watching the TV series Bewitched as a kid, touring the sites of Salem, Massachusetts (home of the infamous Salem witch trials) on a road trip, reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in school, or a first viewing of Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the mere idea of…

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