horror

Backtalk: Get Out & Uber Sexism

Dahlia and Amy are very excited to be spoiling Jordan Peele’s debut film, Get Out, and to do a deep dive into all of the layers of celluloid. Get Out is full of memorable performances, a scary movie... Read more »

White Supremacy and Dread: "Get Out" Roundtable for Five

A movie in which white people are the scary thing. Read more »

“Get Out” and the Ineffectiveness of Post-Racial White Feminism

Online and in real life, white feminists might claim that everything is okay and that people of color are exaggerating or perhaps imagining their own terror. Get Out insists they’re not. Read more »

Nightclubs, Siren Songs, and Man-Eating Mermaids: "The Lure" Roundtable for Two

Two man-eating mermaid sisters rise singing from the depths of the Baltic Sea to perform in a surreal nightclub and devour men. The idea that anyone could resist that plot summary boggles the mind. Read more »

Pop Culture Prepared Me: The Trumpocalypse

So glad yet horrified that pop culture prepared me for these terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad, troubled dystopian horror times! Read more »

Exciting Things Are Coming to the Screen in 2017

11 movies and television shows set to take 2017. Read more »

It’s Jane’s House—We Just Live in It: Brontë, Feminism, and the Gothic Tradition

The themes and tropes Jane Eyre combined so brilliantly—patriarchy and male control, female dopplegangers, and, of course, gothic houses—remain ever-present in literature and popular culture. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump's Terribleness and Feminist Horror Films

A true Halloween horror show! We discuss the horrors of Donald Trump and how traumatic it is for many women to read every day about news of his history of sexual assault and harassment. Then, we talk with resident horror film buff Dahlia Grossman-Heinze about recommendations from our... Read more »

Blood on the Tracks: Gender and Violence in "The Girl on the Train"

The Girl on the Train explores a world of trauma and violence in the lives of three rich, white women.  Read more »

"The Purge" is a Late-Capitalist Fever Dream

In the horror film series, Americans are keenly aware of their capacity of violence.  Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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