The Best Queer Women in Horror Films

LGBTQ+ characters don’t often fare well in horror films. Typically, they are horrific monsters or killers, such as in the films Psycho (1960), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Silence of the Lambs (1991). Sometimes, though, lesbian, bisexual and/or queer women get to take the lead in horror, subverting negative stereotypes. The films below are a great start in watching horror films with queer characters that differ from the norm, paving the way for continued representation of queer women in horror.

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The Colour Pink: Unpacking Millennial Femininity on Screen

As Arabella (Michaela Coel) sashays down the streets of London in new drama I May Destroy You, her bubble-gum-pink locks pop. Arabella’s eye-catching tresses are the latest in a series of pink hairdos cropping up in contemporary film and television. Think Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) in the first series of Netflix’s Sex Education or Margot…

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The Unflappable Genius of ‘Chicken Run (2000)’, 20 Years On

Warning: A cluck load of chicken puns A chick-flick that has every viewer cracking up, Chicken Run (2000) is timeless, it’s heart-felt, it’s – undoubtedly – egg-cellent. Delighting children, adults and pensioners alike, this film is a classic and has earned its spot in history, thanks to the committed and talented team of filmmakers who…

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REVIEW: ‘Tommaso’ (2020) is a Vulnerable Portrait of Guilt and Humanity

When you spend much of your life on the brink of self-destruction, how do you build and sustain a life worth wanting? Director Abel Ferrara explores this concept and more in the deeply personal, self-reflective film Tommaso.

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Exploring The Queerness of The Greek Weird Wave

A piece of media can act as a time capsule, often containing the reflections of current reality and acting as the author’s attempts at creating a cultural memory. This is the same for film waves, which often depict a cultural shift at that very moment. One of the most intriguing film movements of the last century is the Greek Weird Wave.

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PRIDE 2020: Sensationalised Lesbian Figures of a Distant Landscape in ‘The Killing of Sister George’ (1968)

Although the film may be viewed by some as inherently progressive by the very fact it’s plot centres around lesbians, Aldrich’s construction of them as absurdist figures should not be overlooked.

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How Gus Van Sant’s ‘Psycho’ Remake (1998) Nearly Broke Hollywood

In 1998, Gus Van Sant angered the world with Psycho, his near-exact shot-for-shot remake that drove critics into a furious rage and tarred his name in Hollywood for many years. But is there more to this story than simply a car crash remake gone wrong?

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Ten Black and Totally Badass Villains and Heroines in Horror

Black women continue to play a wider (though not much wider) range of roles, from villains to heroines, in outstanding, unforgettable films. This list is just a small taste of the talent Black women have brought to the genre. It’s their headway that will hopefully bring in another new age where Hollywood can break the stereotypes of them in film completely, and this list can grow even larger as more Black women are offered the titular and main roles in the horror genre.

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