What’s grotesque on the inside usually comes out (or off) in a Twisted Twins flick such as Rabid.. That’s because superficial standards of feminine beauty, threats of sexual violence, and other exterior demands of a patriarchal system distort women’s interior lives. Men make women ugly on the inside. And ugliness will come out, often angrily. The slit, pierced, amputated, and mangled are thus the realest things about these movies. They provide tangible, gory evidence of women’s rage.
Michael Walls-Kelly highlights a couple from each entry that shows how Scream treats women as more than just screeching victims.
When thinking about women in horror, the focus is on final girls or female victims. What about the iconic female monsters and what they say about the genre?
Ginger Snaps turns twenty this year. Let’s celebrate the cult favorite that broke all the male-centered rules of 80s and 90s werewolf movies.
Cheng Lai Sheung (played by Josie Ho) evolves from dutiful daughter to mass murderer in Ho-Cheung Pang’s film Dream Home (2010).
Attracted by the welcoming Filipino government, Americans made movies there that they couldn’t make at home. The archipelago became a fertile environment for filmmakers to to let their imaginations run wild!
Insha reviews the QUEER HORROR from Final Girls Berlin Film Festival.
[REVIEW] ‘THE INVISIBLE MAN’ IS A TERRIFYING ITERATION THAT GIVES A MODERN TWIST TO THE CLASSIC TALE
The Invisible Man is a refreshing divergence from a crass revenge story, which is where some #MeToo-themed movies have aimed.
Blood on Her Name (2020) is an intense, rural-noir thriller with Hitchcockian overtones that takes the viewer on a voyage into the dark and turbulent lives of its characters.
Tito is very, very afraid. Grace Glowicki’s daring gothic horror flick Tito premiered at the Final Girls Berlin Film Fesitval on February 9, 2020.