In Praise of the Shy Girl: Halloween’s Laurie Strode (Women In Horror Series)

What’s a Women In Horror series without Jamie Lee Curtis? Not just the most famous Final Girl in cinema history but one of the most influential and a main originator of the term, Laurie Strode is, for me, the queen. Future horror heroines would emerge from the building blocks of Laurie’s character and develop in... Continue Reading →

Paranormal Activity and the Perils of Male Hubris (Women In Horror Series)

Widely lauded for its slow burn tension and practical effects, Paranormal Activity is at heart a cautionary tale: don’t fuck with supernatural forces. That’s not a new theme in horror, nor does it offer a particularly inventive take on the subject, but the film does do something rare with its haunting/possession premise: deconstruct masculine arrogance... Continue Reading →

The New Ghostbusters Is Great. Suck It.

(Plus other thoughts on reboots, fandom gatekeeping culture, and what qualifies as feminist representation.) I can’t remember the last time so much controversy surrounded a movie sight-unseen prior to the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters — most of it from appalling misogynistic chucklefarts that don’t deserve a word more devoted to them. For those of you concerned about... Continue Reading →

“Labyrinth” Article For btchflcks.com!

Do you love the movie Labyrinth? Are you interested in reading about how it boasts a pretty radical feminist message? Then you should check out my article on Bitch Flicks! I wrote “You Have No Power Over Me”: Female Agency and Empowerment in ‘Labyrinth’ for their “Ladies of the 1980s” theme week, and I’m so thrilled... Continue Reading →

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