Friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell has a lovely and powerful meditation on Candyman (1992) and hopes for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman (2021) at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “Candyman has been a delicate enigma, a tale, a very tepid preoccupation of mine since I was ten. […]
Graveyard Shift Sisters suggests 28 Black women filmmakers and the horror films they made–with links!
“What [Jennifer] Reeder brings to Knives And Skin is a one of the most extraordinary marriages of influence (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, The Breakfast Club, American Graffiti) and authenticity. This is her stage where quirks and plurality are laid visceral and bare. Knives and Skin plays its part in instinctual cinema, […]
BJ Colangelo writes about race and the final girl for Graveyard Shift Sisters: “When we think of the final girl in a horror film, we all know the rules. We’ve got ourselves the virgin girl out of her group of friends, a majority of the time she’s brunette […]
“In 1989, I was a sprite seven years deeply hooked on the strange, imaginative spaces of genre cinema. Having a young, uncoiled mom afforded me the opportunities to ‘just happen’ to be in the living room while she watched questionably legal/video store rental copies of Poltergeist, Beetlejuice, Hellraiser, […]
“Demon Knight was my first introduction to the Black Final Girl so I naturally watched this movie repeatedly on cable as a thirteen year old. Jeryline had some run-in’s with the law that landed her in a motel hell work release that would seal her fate for several […]