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October Horror Series

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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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    October Horror Series Interview: Emily DiPrimio on Horror, Carver and Directing at 13 Years Old

    At 13, Emily DiPrimio is well on her way to starting a career in the lady-sparse horror genre. She co-wrote and will co-direct, Carver, which just made its Kickstarter goal earlier this month.

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    We are the Weirdos, Mister: Revisiting The Craft

    I was eight years old when The Craft came out in 1996. I remember seeing the VHS on the shelves of the video store for years and then finally picking it out when I was in sixth grade.

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    There's a New "Final Girl" in the House--and She's a Beast: A Review of You're Next

    You're Next is sick, and I mean sick like "disgusting" and sick like "badass" because somewhere in my 34-year-old brain, I'm also 12. (Ed Note: There are some spoilers for You're Next in this review)

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