Tag Archives: Harry Potter

  • ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Covers

    Believe it or not, the Harry Potter series turns 20 this year. There are probably a million ways a hardcore fan could observe this, but Scholastic has created a new line of paperback covers for the whole series. The Harry Pottter 20th anniversary covers are by artist Brian Selznick, who also released a press statement about his enthusiasm for the […]

  • “Voldemort v. Vader”: Video Essay Compares Two Antagonists (Video)

    “Voldemort v. Vader”: Video Essay Compares Two Antagonists (Video)

    Villains … Ya gotta hand it to ’em. ScreenPrism recently handed it to two of the most iconic villains of the last few decades: Luke Skywalker’s archnemesis Darth Vader and Harry Potter’s own Voldemort, comparing and contrasting the two for a “Harry Potter and Star Wars matchup” entitled “Voldemort v. Vader.” Joseph Campbell enthusiasts probably won’t be surprised […]

  • ‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ Unofficial Fan Film Available Now (Video)

    ‘Voldemort: Origins of the Heir’ Unofficial Fan Film Available Now (Video)

    Back in the 1970s, The Exorcist was busting box office records, and a director named William Girdler was assigned to make what was basically a “black Exorcist.” The result was a movie called Abby, a masterpiece of blaxploitation that was crushed by Warner Bros., who said it was too close to The Exorcist to be legally allowed and they promptly had […]

  • ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Coming to the New York Historical Society

    ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Coming to the New York Historical Society

    After lighting up wands at the British Museum an exhibition all about the Harry Potter franchise and its connection to the folkloric history of magic is coming to the New York Historical Society. It’s called Harry Potter: A History of Magic, and it’s joined by a companion book entitled Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic (good luck keeping […]

  • Harry Potter’s House is For Sale Again at $620,000

    Harry Potter’s House is For Sale Again at $620,000

    If the home at 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, Berkshire, England looks familiar, it’s probably because you saw it in the Harry Potter films, where it stood in for Harry’s old house at 4 Privet Drive (you know, the place where his evil aunt and uncle kept him under the stairs). And if for some […]