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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Leigh Janiak

    "I wanted to tell an intimate, grounded genre story."

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    Death Walks in High Heels: The Silent Avenger of Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45

    In recent years there has been a surge of renewed appreciation for the rape-revenge film, but the essential one is 'Ms. 45.'

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    Jennifer Lynch, Mary Harron to Contribute to All-Female Horror Anthology

    Dark Sky's announcement that it is compiling a horror anthology called XX with only female directors and protagonists is welcome news. Variety reports: "The directors on board include Jennifer Lynch, Mary Harron Karyn Kusama, sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska and Jovanka Vuckovic."

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    October Horror Series Wrap Up

    Throughout October, Women and Hollywood has been examining women in horror--coming of age, lady killers, demon girls, witches, haunted women--in television and film. We've also had the chance to interview awesome women writing and directing some of our favorite feminist horror classics and new talen...

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    "Fear Teaches Us A Lot About Ourselves" - An Interview with Ginger Snaps Writer Karen Walton

    As we've explored in this month's horror series, there's a lot--both good and bad--to discuss when it comes to the intersection of horror, women and feminism. One movie that continues to come up in feminist horror discussion is Ginger Snaps.

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    Season of the Witch: Conjuring Strength Through Power

    It's the season of the witch, both in the sense that it's Halloween, and that supernatural sisters are in the midst of a huge comeback. Meryl Streep's playing the Witch in a movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods.

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    Examining the "Woman Anxiety" Problem in The Exorcist

    William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973) has been a horror classic for the past 40 years, often referred to as one of the scariest films of all time, and an Oscar winner to boot.

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    Ripley: Believe it or Not, It's About All That

    When Women and Hollywood asked me if I wanted to do a couple of guest posts on horror movies, I jumped at the chance. Like Kerensa Cadenas mentioned in her introduction to the series, I have an abiding fascination with horror movies and the way they manage to articulate seemingly inarticulable fears...

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    Turning Ash into Mia: Changing the Gender of One of Horror's Most Iconic Characters

    In the past few years, horror films have seen more than their fair share of sequels, remakes and reimaginings. As a genre, it's been particularly hospitable to distinctive, memorable characters, allowing for easy reinvention, as well as an affinity for ending movies with an inconclusive twitch of th...

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    The Horror of Little Girls and Social Anxiety About Women

    Horror films frequently provide commentary on the social fears and anxieties of their time. A universally recognized truth of horror is that children can be terrifying–especially little girls. The fact that images of young girls have continued terrifying audiences through the decades is indicative o...

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