7 Musical Moments To Indoctrinate Your Halloween Guests Into Your Cult…I Mean, Party
Music

7 Musical Moments To Indoctrinate Your Halloween Guests Into Your Cult…I Mean, Party

Why hello there, Filthy Dreams cult followers! I mean, readers…READERS! I swear, this website isn’t just an elaborate scheme to indoctrinate you into our tacky and trashy ways to create a camp cult utopia somewhere in the wilderness like…hm…Sweden! I hear they’ve got good psychedelics. I’m ready to deck myself out in flowers, and burn … Continue reading

Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?
Film

Does “Midsommar” Satisfy Our Universal Urge To Join A Cult?

*Ho HA!* What’s that, dearest Filthy Dreams cult member…*ahem* I mean, reader? Oh, I’m just practicing my new method breathing for when I move to Sweden to join the Hårga, that darkly sunny commune, from director and writer Ari Aster’s deeply unsettling yet intoxicatingly beautiful cult horror classic Midsommar. I’m ready to drink mushroom tea … Continue reading

Drinking the Kool-Aid With Elijah Burgher’s ‘Bachelors’
Art

Drinking the Kool-Aid With Elijah Burgher’s ‘Bachelors’

What is the possible transgressive and transformative power of cults? Do cults offer an alternative and queer form of relationality and community that counters the restrictive and repressive effects of both heteronormative and homonormative society? Well, Chicago-based artist Elijah Burgher certainly seems to think so in his current exhibition Bachelors at Chelsea’s Zieher Smith & … Continue reading