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

WOMEN IN HORROR SHOWCASE: ‘White Roses’ by Lisset Mendoza
Women Film-makers

WOMEN IN HORROR SHOWCASE: ‘White Roses’ by Lisset Mendoza

Women in Horror Month aims to showcase and carve out a space for women in the horror genre. Whether this be behind the scenes, writing, directing, producing or on-screen badass-ery. A true celebration of everything bloody and brilliant. During the month of February, here at Screenqueens we’re going to be showing off masses of female … Continue reading