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Poppy Roe and Katie Brayben in A Serial Killer's Guide to Life

Murder is Self Help in A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life [Review]

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is a devilishly clever title for a horror-comedy, immediately invoking the kinds of dark, twisted thoughts many of us harbor about those irritating strangers who ...

female killers Asami (Eihi Shiina) getting ready to engage in some torture in Takashi Miike's Audition.

Violent Femmes: Eight Horror Movies With Badass Female Killers

Horror is often thought of as a boys’ club. The slasher genre is dominated by guys like Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. Women tend to fill the role of victim or heroine–some...

Gwen is a Hugely Impressive Debut and a Killer Showcase for Two Massive Female Talents [Review]

Gwen, the first feature from writer-director William McGregor, has drawn comparisons to another stunning debut, The Witch, due to its chilly atmosphere, old-timey setting, and strong, young female lea...

Clea DuVall - Scream queens you probably don't think of as scream queens

Seven Scream Queens You Probably Don’t Think of as Scream Queens

We all have our favorite scream queens: Jamie Lee Curtis, Heather Langenkamp, Ashley Laurence, and Neve Campbell are a few names that come to mind when the conversation turns to standout female horror...

The Top 11 Months to Celebrate Women in Horror Now That February Has Ended

February, Women in Horror Month, ended three weeks ago.  The fun and support for women doesn’t need to stop with the shortest month of the year. Here are the top 11 other months to celebrate women in ...

Wes Craven Movies New Nightmare

Women in Horror Talk Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival saw female writers, producers, directors and actresses gathered in Fayetteville, GA to celebrate diversity in the horror genre. The festival held a special scree...

Looking at Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Through the Eyes of Feminist Horror

If you are not watching The Handmaid’s Tale, then I urge you to begin to do so immediately. In lieu of any plot synopsis or spoiler warnings, I will shamelessly urge you to read my previous article lo...

Review: Prevenge Makes Pregnancy Scary Again

Hell hath no fury like a pregnant woman scorned in Alice Lowe’s directorial debut (for which she also wrote the screenplay, and takes the starring role), the audacious, bizarre and gruesomely hi...

Heather Langenkamp Horror sequels that cursed their own franchises - Nancy in New Nightmare - Badass Mothers in Horror

Eight of the Most Badass Mothers in Horror

Horror movies aren’t always known for depicting positive mother figures. When moms are brought up, people tend to talk about the villains. Characters like Margaret White and Pamela Voorhees. People on...

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