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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and how Rachel Talalay tackled the patriarchy
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and how Rachel Talalay tackled the patriarchy

I first encountered Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) as a child doing what I did best – perusing the pages of a 1994 copy of the Video Movie Guide. In my parents’ 1000+ page copy (sat atop the toilet for good bathroom reading), seemingly every American movie made to date was categorised by genre, … Continue reading

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief

This film is not directed by a women, but has a female cinematographer, Julie Kirkwood. She sets the tone for the movie with pale colours, occasional black and white scenes, and mysterious darkness.  *CONTAINS SPOILERS* The Blackcoat’s Daughter (formerly known as February), takes place in an all girls Catholic high school in Bramford. We’re introduced to … Continue reading

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH- Beauties and The Beast: Animalistic Sexuality in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH- Beauties and The Beast: Animalistic Sexuality in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

*Despite not being directed by a woman, Split is being featured for WiHM to explore its women characters* *CONTAINS SPOILERS* M. Night Shylaman’s recent comeback Split presents an intriguing spin on The Little Red Riding Hood folktale with its themes of the loss of innocence, animalistic sexuality, and the consumption of flesh as food. In … Continue reading

REVIEW- Chloë Sevigny’s debut short ‘Kitty’
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REVIEW- Chloë Sevigny’s debut short ‘Kitty’

Once dubbed “the coolest girl in the world”, actress and now turned director, Chloë Sevigny has made her debut with a short film titled ‘Kitty’. Kitty follows the tale of a young girl, who seemingly believes she’s turning into a cat, and then actually does. The girl, nicknamed Kitty, clearly longs and fantasises about transforming … Continue reading