Women In Horror Series: “Hellraiser”

"I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker." So declared reigning horror master Stephen King upon the publication of Barker's first story collection, Books of Blood, in 1984. In the decades since Barker rose to prominence as one of the genre's best and most innovative creators, but he's immortalized for a specific contribution... Continue Reading →

Women In Horror Series: “The Slumber Party Massacre”

With a title like The Slumber Party Massacre, you know what you're getting into - or not. Written by activist Rita Mae Brown as a parody of the slasher genre but directed by Amy Holden Jones as straight horror, the clashing visions result in a unique for the time (if discordant) mishmash of dark humor, graphic gore,... Continue Reading →

Women In Horror Series: “Black Christmas”

Murders on a holiday. A mystery man stalking women. Teenage girls trapped in a house. Sound familiar? The 1974 Canadian cult classic Black Christmas never reached the same level of recognition as the 1978 film that drew heavy inspiration from it - aka, John Carpenter's legendary Halloween. Both films eschew gore for suspense and utilize their low budget to... Continue Reading →

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