Popaganda Episode: Pulp, Featuring Chelsea Cain and Laura Lippman

The best stories are the juicy ones. This episode of our feminist pop culture podcast is all about pulp (timely, right?). We talk with best-selling thriller writer Chelsea Cain about how her pregnancy inspired her to get started writing gory... Read more »

The New "Evil Dead" and the Infamous Tree Rape Scene

You’d think that kids these days would know better than to read what’s inside of a book bound by human skin, especially if those kids are taking shelter in a cabin in the middle of the woods.  Read more »

Mama: Ghoulish Horror Meets Maternal Self-Sacrifice

I believe this movie stirred something in me. Perhaps the feelings I had for my ‘97 sea foam Geo Metro? That was a similarly creaky and stressful thing that I’d have preferred to chop up for parts. For good or for bad, Mama opens with a far more chilling scene than any of the film... Read more »

Backlot Bitch: Calling for the Candyman

Candyman is my new favorite horror film—never mind that it came out in 1992. Read more »

Visi(bi)lity: Bisexuality as Rebellion: Sexualizing Women

I have noticed that often such stories use sexual fluidity among young women to signify rebellion against hegemonic institutions. In stories ostensibly about conflict between women and their families and women and male lovers, hints of bisexuality are present as indications of the larger ways in... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon Double Feature: House and Coraline

The series’ penultimate post reciprocates holiday cheer with House and Coraline, two films about girls who live in haunted houses. Read more »

Music Matters: A Time for Horror

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Tupelo” (click for lyrics) On election day I was cheerily envisioning a future beyond hate and war with ... Read more »

Horror Show: The Exorcist and You

You feminist horror fans out there probably already know that The Exorcist is being re-released next week on Blu-Ray and DVD, complete with new special features and an extended director’s cut. What you might not know, however,... Read more »

Tube Tied: I Love Dexter And I Don't Care

The fourth season of Dexter premiered this Sunday, and I was rather more excited about it than I would like to admit.  I started watching back in the day because it was Michael C. Hall, and I was a Six Feet Under fan from waaaaayyy back, and I made it my business to ensure that the wonderful actors... Read more »

Jennifer's Body was a bummer. I mean wettie-killer.

This movie should have been awesome! Like many feminist blog readers and pop-culture junkies, Kelsey and I have been following the hype on Jennifer’s Body , starring Megan Fox as a cheerleader-turned-flesh-eating-demon and Amanda Seyfried as her loyal but mousier (Hollywood mousier) BFF,... Read more »


The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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