horror

Uneasy Spirits: Black Vengeance in Supernatural Pop Culture

There’s a specter in our midst, and it’s white people’s projection of their own guilt and fear onto the Black search for justice.

Girl Watchers: The Uneasy Female Gaze of “Black Conflux” and “The Other Lamb”

Two new films challenge sexist coming-of-age tales where teen girls are master manipulators. Read more »

Blood Sport: The Most Feminist Part of “IT Chapter Two” Is a Staple in Horror

There’s one genre that has never shied away from depicting menstruation: horror. Read more »

Eat or Be Eaten: Pollyanna McIntosh Brings Barbarism to Her Directorial Debut

Percentage-wise there’s more women watching horror than men, so it’s about time that there are more female voices. Read more »

Mother Mayhem: “Ma” Honors Black Women’s Rage

The new horror film gives us a chance to see a Black woman wreak the revenge she deserves. Read more »

Backtalk: What About “Us”?

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Us.” Lots of spoilers while they talk about how the film fits into genre canons, symbolism, and what can it all mean? And in Amy vs. Dahlia, an argument about the worst of adulting. There are so many terrible things to... Read more »

This is Us: In Jordan Peele’s New Film, the Tormentors Look All Too Familiar

Us is a film about the ways we can be complicit in the suffering of others without even knowing it. Read more »

Hide or Fight: “Cam” Volleys Effortlessly between Terror, Fascination, and Righteous Anger

Alice’s struggles highlight the isolating nature of sex work, and it’s harrowing to witness her try to defend herself and protect her career.  Read more »

BitchWatch: 2018’s Best Horror Films about Women

From dancing witches to badass Final Girls! Read more »

Bitch in a Box: Creepy Holidays

These picks will satisfy everyone on your list who is more “strange and unusual” than “holly and jolly.” Read more »

Not Your Final Girl: In “Halloween,” Laurie Strode Is a Survivor

In 2018, the former “scream queen” is armed with resolve and pain, and her only scream in the film comes from a place of anger and grief—not fear. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »