Monthly Archives: March 2017
I’m taking another brief break from our Women’s History Month theme to report on my viewing of Life, the new big-budget sci-fi/horror movie starring Jake Gyllenhal and Ryan Reynolds. As with Kong: Skull Island, I’m somewhat wary of big-budget horror … Continue reading
The Slumber Party Massacre franchise is, to my knowledge, the only slasher film series written, directed, and produced by women. Rita Mae Brown, best known for Rubyfruit Jungle,penned the screenplay for the first film. Upon initial viewing, I tended to agree … Continue reading
Naughty me, I’ve abandoned posting for a few days, yet there are still so many women-directed horror films to discuss! In the last week, My Horrific Life podcast cohost Todd and I saw The Love Witch at the Alamo Drafthouse; … Continue reading
I typically don’t recommend books unless I have read them in their entirety, but I’m going to make an exception, because the clock is ticking on a great bargain. Thanks to StoryBundle, I’ve acquired some great Lovecraftian fiction and non-fiction … Continue reading
I didn’t think I would be seeing Kong: Skull Island. Based on the trailer, it looked horrible, like something made for and by 14-year-old boys. Generally speaking, I do not like big-budget horror films made by major studios. Especially ones … Continue reading
I first saw Karyn Kusama’s elegant, slow-burn horror film The Invitation at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. In my opinion, it tied with The Final Girls as the best of the festival. While it is slow-burn, it is never lacking interest, and … Continue reading
The novel American Psycho, written by Bret Easton Ellis, featured such graphic depictions of sexual homicide, sometimes running on for nearly a dozen pages, that it incited feminist outcry and death threats against Ellis. I had read the novel when … Continue reading
Join Erica and I for an interview with Justin Beahm! Justin is an author, producer, actor, and the host of the “Justin Beahm Radio Hour” Podcast. He has a life-long passion for all things horror!
Happy Women’s History Month! Erica and I take a look at the fantastic new anthology movie XX – all four segments were written and directed by women, and we discuss women in horror.
OK, so this isn’t part of our Women’s History Month celebration, but we want our readers to know that our friend Mike Bockoven’s first novel FantasticLand is only $1.99 on Amazon Kindle for a limited time! Todd and I are excited … Continue reading
Kei Fujiwara’s Organ (1996) is an exercise in pure fantasy. There is very little intelligible plot, but I doubt that Fujiwara was particularly concerned with plot when she made the film. Rather, she wanted to convey some fairly abstract and esoteric … Continue reading
Next in our Women’s History Month celebration, we take a look at Baise-Moi (2000), which literally translates as either “fuck me” or “rape me,” and is directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trihn Thi. As a rape-revenge film, it is somewhat atypical … Continue reading
We had so much fun reviewing the new movie “Get Out”, from writer-direct Jordan Peele. We loved the move (big shock there), but we also discuss what this movie suggests about racism in America.
For our first review for Women’s History Month, French writer-director Marina de Van explores alienation from one’s own body in her debut film In My Skin (2003). She portrays a woman who suffers and accidental fall and becomes so fascinated with … Continue reading
Greetings, freaks! March is Women’s History month, so we will be looking at horror films and fiction written and/or directed by women. I’m super excited to finally see The Love Witch at a nearby theater this month. The first step … Continue reading