Women in Horror: Jenni and Jacinda's Top 2019 Horror Releases

2019 saw a release of over 30 horror films ranging in all themes and popularity. Our favorite horror films of 2019 cover a lot of this ground. Octavia Spencer, Rebecca Ferguson, Park So Dam, and Florence Pugh are just a few names that dominated the horror genre last year. From indies like In Fabric to blockbusters like Us, our favorites span across an array of themes and storylines.

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REVIEW: ‘Ginger Snaps’ (2000) Says that Becoming a Woman is an Undue Curse

“Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf,” the synopsis for Ginger Snaps (2000) asks. Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps delves deep into this unconventional comparison and creates a relatable anecdote that makes it a beloved horror film. Sisters, Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) Fitzgerald, are proud social outcasts at their high school.

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REVIEW: ‘The Lodge’ (2020) Shows a Terrifyingly Realistic Descent into Madness

The Lodge is a psychological horror that manages to surprise and scare even horror aficionados.

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REVIEW: ‘Color Out of Space’ (2020) A Technicolour Wonder of Cosmic Horror

From the producers of Mandy, Color Out of Space is a technicolour wonder of cosmic horror and Nicolas Cage insanity.

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Black Women in Horror: Breaking Down Stereotypes for an Empowering, Diverse Future

With the increasing space women occupy in horror, how much of that is going to black women and their talent?

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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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But Just How Gay is ‘The Lighthouse'(2019)?

God is the ultimate Daddy in the film noir horror, The Lighthouse.

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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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Going Beyond the Narrative: Horror and the use of Sensory Techniques

There’s no set answer to the appeal of horror movies. Is it because of the socially opposed actions and intentions of the characters? Is it the themes that they explore? Or is it just the adrenaline rush? One thing that remains the same is that the purpose of a horror movie is to make us feel scared, uneasy and anxious.

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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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