The Witch: Devil Goats and Feminism

Thick accents, period costumes, stories of female oppression, and talking goats?  This.  Film.  Has.  EVERYTHING. The Witch calls itself a New England Folk Tale and, with most of its dialogue and content derived from actual historical documents, director Robert Eggers handed us a slice of pre-Salem, puritanical patriarchy straight from the goat’s mouth.  Eggers has … More The Witch: Devil Goats and Feminism

Antibirth

Do you like Chloe Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne? Have you always wished that they’d make a movie that was a mixture of Rosemary’s Baby, Requiem for a Dream, and the delightfully creepy British children’s show Boobah? Well friends, you are in luck, because they did and it’s called Antibirth, and I watched it last night. … More Antibirth

Get Out, White Feminists!

GET OUT, White Feminists! Now, if you’ve taken a peak at my avatar, I can only imagine what you’re thinking, “But… she is white.”  You bet your ass I am.  Descended from the UK and Ireland, I am an always-carrying-sunscreen, never-used-a-seasoning-or-spice, should-not-dance-in-public kind of white.  Which makes me woefully unqualified to take an in-depth look at … More Get Out, White Feminists!

[Interview] Alexandra West: Horror Through a Feminist Lense

Alexandra West is one of my favorite people in the world. Granted, I’ve never actually met her in person, and have only spoken with her over email and Messenger a handful of times, but I’ve been listening to the podcast she co-hosts with Andrea Subissati for over a year, now. The Faculty of Horror (FoH) … More [Interview] Alexandra West: Horror Through a Feminist Lense

The Rules to Successfully Survive a Horror Movie

…in a world of monsters, ghosts, demons, aliens, and civilians doing battle with evil, the horror industry can not use “realism” as an excuse for its misrepresentation. If we made a character in Jaws gay, is the unbelievable part really that there’s a gay fisherman and not that there’s a 25 foot Great White Shark with a personal vendetta against him? … More The Rules to Successfully Survive a Horror Movie