Women Make Horror

Women Make Horror

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  • Author: Alison Peirse
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 197880511X
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 270

Women Make Horror studies women practitioners in the film industry and sets right the assumptions about women and the horror genre. It explores narrative and experimental cinema, short, anthology and feature-filmmaking, and offers case studies of North American, Latin American, European, East Asian and Australian filmmakers, films and festivals. With this book we can transform how we think about women filmmakers and genre.


Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film

Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film

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  • Author: Erin Harrington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113477933X
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

Women occupy a privileged place in horror film. Horror is a space of entertainment and excitement, of terror and dread, and one that relishes the complexities that arise when boundaries – of taste, of bodies, of reason – are blurred and dismantled. It is also a site of expression and exploration that leverages the narrative and aesthetic horrors of the reproductive, the maternal and the sexual to expose the underpinnings of the social, political and philosophical othering of women. This book offers an in-depth analysis of women in horror films through an exploration of ‘gynaehorror’: films concerned with all aspects of female reproductive horror, from reproductive and sexual organs, to virginity, pregnancy, birth, motherhood and finally to menopause. Some of the themes explored include: the intersection of horror, monstrosity and sexual difference; the relationships between normative female (hetero)sexuality and the twin figures of the chaste virgin and the voracious vagina dentata; embodiment and subjectivity in horror films about pregnancy and abortion; reproductive technologies, monstrosity and ‘mad science’; the discursive construction and interrogation of monstrous motherhood; and the relationships between menopause, menstruation, hagsploitation and ‘abject barren’ bodies in horror. The book not only offers a feminist interrogation of gynaehorror, but also a counter-reading of the gynaehorrific, that both accounts for and opens up new spaces of productive, radical and subversive monstrosity within a mode of representation and expression that has often been accused of being misogynistic. It therefore makes a unique contribution to the study of women in horror film specifically, while also providing new insights in the broader area of popular culture, gender and film philosophy.


Final Girls, Feminism and Popular Culture

Final Girls, Feminism and Popular Culture

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  • Author: Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030315231
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 281

This volume examines contemporary reformulations of the ‘Final Girl’ in film, TV, literature and comic, expanding the discussion of the trope beyond the slasher subgenre. Focusing specifically on popular texts that emerged in the 21st century, the volume asks: What is the sociocultural context that facilitated the remarkable proliferation of the Final Girls? What kinds of stories are told in these narratives and can they help us make sense of feminism? What are the roles of literature and media in the reconsiderations of Carol J. Clover’s term of thirty years ago and how does this term continue to inform our understanding of popular culture? The contributors to this collection take up these concerns from diverse perspectives and with different answers, notably spanning theories of genre, posthumanism, gender, sexuality and race, as well as audience reception and spectatorship.


Bloody Women

Bloody Women

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  • Author: Victoria McCollum
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1611463084
  • Category : Horror films
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 253

Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror is the first book-length exploration of female creators at the cutting edge of contemporary horror, turning out some of its most inspired and twisted offerings.


Bloody Women

Bloody Women

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  • Author: Victoria McCollum
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 9781611463071
  • Category : Horror films
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 253

Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror is the first book-length exploration of female creators at the cutting edge of contemporary horror, turning out some of its most inspired and twisted offerings.


New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

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  • Author: Pisters Patricia Pisters
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474466982
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Since the turn of the millennium, a growing number of female filmmakers have appropriated the aesthetics of horror for their films. In this book, Patricia Pisters investigates contemporary women directors such as Ngozi Onwurah, Claire Denis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Ana Lily Amirpour, who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialised perspectives in the horror genre. Exploring themes such as rage, trauma, sexuality, family ties and politics, New Blood in Contemporary Cinema takes on avenging women, bloody vampires, lustful witches, scary mothers, terrifying offspring and female Frankensteins. By following a red trail of blood, the book illuminates a new generation of women directors who have enlarged the general scope and stretched the emotional spectrum of the genre.


Pretty as a Picture

Pretty as a Picture

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  • Author: Elizabeth Little
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • ISBN: 1782277021
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 348

From the CWA-longlisted author of Dear Daughter comes a wickedly funny behind-the-scenes whodunnit set on a true-crime film shoot 'A twisty story, a cinephile's delight, a knockout of a heroine. I loved it' LAURA LIPPMAN 'I am a sucker for a tough yet vulnerable heroine, and here Elizabeth Little gives the reader an excellent one, and sets her against a brilliantly toxic backdrop of glitz and entitlement' RUTH WARE 'An atmospheric thriller that sparkles with intelligence and irrepressible wit' STEPH CHA ____________ Some girl dies. Film editor Marissa has read better loglines for films, but still jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary - and legendarily demanding - director Tony Rees. Soon she discovers that on this set, nothing is as it seems. There are rumours of accidents, indiscretions and burgeoning scandals. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject. The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done. ____________ See what readers are saying about Pretty as a Picture 'Unique and original. I have been pulled in and unable to put this one down' 'Hilarious and witty, I thoroughly enjoyed this book which should delight the cinephiles and thriller lovers.' 'At times I wanted to stop reading because I just wanted the experience to go on for longer' More praise for Elizabeth Little 'Often unexpected, always entertaining’ Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life 'Needle-sharp writing that brings characters and atmosphere leaping off the page' Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods 'What a devilish, delightful treat! Crackling with wit and shining with originality' Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars A CrimeReads Best Psychological Suspense of 2020 A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Mystery of the Year A Seattle Times Mystery of the Year


New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

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  • Author: Patricia Pisters
  • Publisher: EUP
  • ISBN: 9781474466950
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Ther book investigates contemporary women directors who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialized perspectives in the horror genre


Women in Horror Films, 1930s

Women in Horror Films, 1930s

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  • Author: Gregory W. Mank
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 403

They had more in common than just a scream, whether they faced Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, King Kong, the Wolf Man, or any of the other legendary Hollywood monsters. Some were even monsters themselves, such as Elsa Lanchester as the Bride, and Gloria Holden as Dracula's Daughter. And while evading the Strangler of the Swamp, former Miss America Rosemary La Planche is allowed to rescue her leading man. This book provides details about the lives and careers of 21 of these cinematic leading ladies, femmes fatales, monsters, and misfits, putting into perspective their contributions to the films and folklore of Hollywood terror--and also the sexual harassment, exploitation, and genuine danger they faced on the job. Veteran actress Virginia Christine recalls Universal burying her alive in a backlot swamp in full "mummy" makeup for the resurrection scene in The Mummy's Curse--and how the studio saved that scene for the last day in case she suffocated. Filled with anecdotes and recollections, many of the entries are based on original interviews, and there are numerous old photographs and movie stills.


Celluloid Ceiling

Celluloid Ceiling

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  • Author: Gabrielle Kelly
  • Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0956632955
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

An extensive overview of female film directors worldwide, showing how they are breaking through the 'Celluloid Ceiling', and succeeding in a still very male-dominated industry. The book contains exclusive interviews with women film directors, explores the impact of digital technology, and reaches some surprising conclusions. Now that Kathryn Bigelow has made history as the first woman to win an Oscar for directing, we ask whether this is a new era for women filmmakers. This unique international overview highlights emerging women directors and groundbreaking pioneers, and provides a one-stop guide to the leading film directors of the 21st century, and the people who inspired them. From the blockbusters of the Hollywood studios to emerging voices from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Laos, we learn of women making films in traditionally male-dominated areas such as action, fantasy and horror. There are contributions from countries with film industries in every state from nascent to mature, and this book demonstrates how economic and technological change is creating new opportunities for women film directors everywhere. ***** "BEST BOOK ON WOMEN DIRECTORS DUE TO ITS GLOBAL OVERVIEW" - Diane, Amazon ***** "Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson have crafted a watershed work. CELLULOID CEILING is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how women directors are helping reshape filmmaking." - D.A. Morris, Amazon ***** "This book is an essential resource for anyone tracking the inspiring work being done by women film directors from around the world." - UCF Film "The level of public consciousness about the barriers faced by female filmmakers is higher than it has ever been. Despite this, the discussion more often than not centres around North America and to a lesser extent, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (and I am guilty as charged). This is perfectly understandable, but clearly women do make films outside of these countries, and it can be illuminating to consider how their experiences reflect or differ from those with which we are more familiar. To this end, the arrival of a new book, "The Celluloid Ceiling," could not be more timely. Edited by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson, it takes a purposefully global overview of the status quo and in doing so provides some fascinating stories and insights, reminding us of what is lost when we limit the discussion to Anglophone directors." - Matthew Hammett Knott, indiewire