05 Oct (Screencap from The House of the Devil by jurassicsquid)
It’s October (and I’m jobless), so, as you can expect, there’s gonna be a whole lot of horror around here. I’m offering to you the Feminist Film 2012 Horror Marathon, a (by no means exhaustive) list of horror films of (festive) feminist interest. I forced myself to narrow down five essential picks for Feminist Film readers—the five I’m most excited about right now, the five I think you’ve gotta see—and those are marked with a (†). The asterisk (*) denotes films that are specifically on my own personal watch list for this month, most of which I haven’t seen.
Keep in mind that the majority of these films involve gore and violence against women, and many of them also contain sexual assault and abuse. If you have any concerns before you watch a film, I’m totally willing to let you know in more detail what kind of issues the film has. Stay safe!
Here’s the roll:
American Psycho (2000)Audition (1999)†Blood Diner (1987)Blood Feast (1963)Cabin Fever (2002)Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)Carrie (1976)The Company of Wolves (1984)*Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)*The Descent (2005)*The Devil’s Rejects (2005)The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)Eyes Without a Face (1960)*Ginger Snaps (2000)†Halloween (1978)The Haunting (1963)Hausu (1977)*House of 1000 Corpses (2003)The House by the Cemetery (1981)*The House of the Devil (2009)†In My Skin (2002)*The Innkeepers (2011)Jennifer’s Body (2009)The Last Exorcism (2010)The Last House on the Left (1972 and/or 2009 remake)Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)*The Loved Ones (2009)†May (2002)*The Orphanage (2007)*Repulsion (1965)*Requiem (2006)Rosemary’s Baby (1968)Santa Sangre (1989)*Scream (1996)Severe Injuries (2003)The Shining (1980)Shutter (2004)*Silent House (2010)*Sleepaway Camp (1983)Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) Slumber Party Massacre (1982)Splatter Movie: The Director’s Cut (2008)Suspiria (1977)*A Tale of Two Sisters (2008)Teeth (2007)Trick ‘r Treat (2007)Trouble Every Day (2001)*V/H/S (2012)†Wolf Creek (2005)The Woman in Black (2012)*
I’m also in the mood to watch tons of haunted house films, a Mario Bava or two, something else from the New French Extremity school, the entire Texas Chainsaw franchise, that remake of The Wicker Man with Nic Cage, some of the Saw films,and basically every widely distributed horror film from the past ten years. Not to mention whatever’s in theaters (I’m really itching for that J-Law number!)
I’ve watched quite a few horror films so far this Fall, many of which are on this list and many of which are less relevant, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Poltergeist, The Reaping, The Cabin in the Woods, the entire Paranormal Activity franchise (the third made up for the first two and I admit I’m excited for number four), The Blair Witch Project, The Possession, The Unborn, The Devil Inside, Hellraiser, and Pieces.
I’ll be rebloggin’ relevant horror posts from across tumblr all month. If you’re a horror fan and and looking for good gif blogs to follow, attackofthegiantants is one of the best around. (Gore warning, of course.) I think it’s really important to support women who are producing knowledge and material in fandoms, and gifs are such a big part of the horror fandom. (Also, keep an eye out for attackofthegiantants’s horror heroine series, which I’ll continue to reblog here.)
As always, submit!

(Screencap from The House of the Devil by jurassicsquid)

It’s October (and I’m jobless), so, as you can expect, there’s gonna be a whole lot of horror around here. I’m offering to you the Feminist Film 2012 Horror Marathon, a (by no means exhaustive) list of horror films of (festive) feminist interest. I forced myself to narrow down five essential picks for Feminist Film readers—the five I’m most excited about right now, the five I think you’ve gotta see—and those are marked with a (). The asterisk (*) denotes films that are specifically on my own personal watch list for this month, most of which I haven’t seen.

Keep in mind that the majority of these films involve gore and violence against women, and many of them also contain sexual assault and abuse. If you have any concerns before you watch a film, I’m totally willing to let you know in more detail what kind of issues the film has. Stay safe!

Here’s the roll:

American Psycho (2000)
Audition
(1999)
Blood Diner (1987)
Blood Feast (1963)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
Carrie (1976)
The Company of Wolves (1984)*
Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)*
The Descent (2005)*
The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)*
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Halloween (1978)
The Haunting (1963)
Hausu (1977)*
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
The House by the Cemetery (1981)*
The House of the Devil (2009)
In My Skin (2002)*
The Innkeepers (2011)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Last House on the Left (1972 and/or 2009 remake)
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)*
The Loved Ones (2009)
May (2002)*
The Orphanage (2007)*
Repulsion (1965)*
Requiem (2006)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Santa Sangre (1989)*
Scream (1996)
Severe Injuries (2003)
The Shining (1980)
Shutter (2004)*
Silent House (2010)*
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Splatter Movie: The Director’s Cut (2008)
Suspiria (1977)*
A Tale of Two Sisters (2008)
Teeth (2007)
Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
Trouble Every Day (2001)*
V/H/S (2012)
Wolf Creek (2005)
The Woman in Black (2012)*

I’m also in the mood to watch tons of haunted house films, a Mario Bava or two, something else from the New French Extremity school, the entire Texas Chainsaw franchise, that remake of The Wicker Man with Nic Cage, some of the Saw films,and basically every widely distributed horror film from the past ten years. Not to mention whatever’s in theaters (I’m really itching for that J-Law number!)

I’ve watched quite a few horror films so far this Fall, many of which are on this list and many of which are less relevant, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Poltergeist, The Reaping, The Cabin in the Woods, the entire Paranormal Activity franchise (the third made up for the first two and I admit I’m excited for number four), The Blair Witch Project, The Possession, The Unborn, The Devil Inside, Hellraiser, and Pieces.

I’ll be rebloggin’ relevant horror posts from across tumblr all month. If you’re a horror fan and and looking for good gif blogs to follow, attackofthegiantants is one of the best around. (Gore warning, of course.) I think it’s really important to support women who are producing knowledge and material in fandoms, and gifs are such a big part of the horror fandom. (Also, keep an eye out for attackofthegiantants’s horror heroine series, which I’ll continue to reblog here.)

As always, submit!

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