REVIEW: ‘Horse Girl’ (2020) Leaves Behind a Craving for More

Horse Girl had a lot of potential, but ended up feeling like a strong concept and creative visuals strung together without deeper meaning. The ambiguous ending leaves behind a craving for something more.

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) is a Timeless Southern Gothic That Gives a Platform for Black Women

Southern Gothic is a sub-genre of fiction that takes place in the American South and that focuses on “grotesque themes”, “damaged, and delusional characters,” with hints of darkness and the supernatural. It also acts as the over-arching theme of Eve’s Bayou (1997), which looks into the façade of an African-American family, living deep in the…

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REVIEW: ‘Gretel & Hansel’ (2020) is a story about female power and witchcraft

In a sea of reboots, sequels, and reiterations, Gretel & Hansel (2020) is a refreshingly dark film that feels new and exciting despite the centuries-old story.

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Lin Shaye, ‘The Godmother of Horror’

Shaye has come a long way from being a nameless teacher in one of her first horror roles.

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Raw (2016) is a Radical Coming of Age Horror Film That Gives Women Power Over Their Desires

Julia Ducournau’s French cannibalistic coming of age film Raw depicts feminine pleasure and power through body horror. The film played at festivals and in France, with a limited US release. Viewers had visceral reactions to the screenings, with some even walking out or passing out due to the graphic cannibalism. Even so, Ducournau’s film can be incredibly relatable and empowering for young women.

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REVIEW: 'American Psycho (2000)' is More Than Just An American Horror Story

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Mary Harron’s American Psycho. Since its $34 million theatrical release, the film has gained a serious social media cult following full of Patrick Bateman profile pictures and shared images. However, this film has more to offer than really good memes. In American Psycho, writers Harron and Guinevere Turner take a story about a corporate sadist and turn it into a horrifying and comedically gory deconstruction of toxic masculinity.

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REVIEW: 'Black Christmas' Reworks a Classic For the 21st Century

Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) was a game-changer for the horror genre. It’s often cited as one of the first-ever slasher films and was a major inspiration for John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). It also originated the frequently quoted line, appearing in spoofs and countless other films: “The call is coming from inside the house!” Needless to say, when remaking the film for a 2019 audience, Sophia Takal (director and writer) and April Wolfe (writer) had big shoes to fill. And, a young horror fan, I think they did a fantastic job. 

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Women in Horror Column: An Introduction

Hello, horror fans! This is Jacinda and Jenni here. We’ll be the writers of Flip Screen’s new column “Women in Horror” released every week on Wednesday starting today. We’ll be covering horror films new and old with a special focus on films written by, directed by, and/or starring women. To help you get to know…

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