Ithaca College sophomore Lucia Tepper sits in her dorm room, a light and tripod pointing toward her.
Previous years have featured films with more classic horror themes, complete with blood, guts and gore. But, at this year’s festival, the program deviates from its typical grisly lineup.
From movies like “The Craft” to “Harry Potter,” the mention of paganism, Wicca or magic conjures up images of fantastical spells and unrealistic results.
“We dance to Shakira,” Hejl said. “‘Hips Don’t Lie’ is our go-to song. Anytime that’s on, you immediately stop what you’re doing, and you just go. It’s Shakira time.”
“It’s become not only a part of the social and academic parts of the community but woven into the curricular parts of the community as well,” Maurer said