I had an uninvited guest once, and it was inside me. If you’ve ever seen a sonogram of a cancer tumor, a demon analogy isn’t too much hyperbole. Tumors look objectively wicked and wrong. The barbs of its flesh under my own skin pricked. And while it was […]
At Jumpcut Online, Fiona Underhill writes about Gothic horror and recent films directed by women. “Madness and melodrama, obsession, suppression and repression – the questioning of sanity, gas-lighting, confusion over what is real or unreal, not knowing who to trust are also huge elements of Gothic fiction (and […]
At The Final Girls, Emily Black writes about grief, mental illness and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014). “The film begs the question, what happens when women care for those around them, neglecting their own mental health in the process?” (Thanks, Christine)
NY Magazine discusses the no longer so secret gay history of the Babadook. And they interview Tim Purcell, who played the Babadook in the film. Plus, here’s drag queen Lucy Balls performing as the Babadook at Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns!
At Prowler Needs A Jump, Kerry Fristoe writes about grief in four contemporary horror films, The Babadook, The Invitation, Prevenge, and The Void. “People in films kill for a boatload of reasons. They kill for money, love, sex, power, a black bird, a tanker full of gasoline, a […]
On CBC Radio’s Day 6 with Brent Bambury, the Gutter’s own Carol talks about horror movies directed by women and makes a few Halloween recommendations. (And here’s one of Carol’s favorite promotional pieces she wrote for one of the films for its premiere at the Toronto International Film […]