The Gutter’s own Carol Borden watched Thomas Marchese’s From Black. “There has been a wave of horror movies about motherhood, ambivalence about motherhood and reproduction, complicated often witchy women, and grief. Films like: Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (Australia, 2014), Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution (France, 2015), Alice Lowe’s Prevenge (UK, […]
The Gutter’s own Carol watches Michelle Garza Cervera’s Huesera and liked it! “Huesera: The Bone Woman (Mexico-Peru, 2022) was not what I expected. It’s Queerer and more Punk. From the trailers and stills I had expected it to be about pregnancy and the traps of domesticity. I had […]
The Adventure Zone returns to the postapocalyptic waste of the Dadlands. “Live from Washington, DC, the Dads are BACK! Game Mom Brennan Lee Mulligan returns to continue this rowdy dad-venture with even more dad jokes, dangers, and complicated mechanics.” Listen here.
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 […]
The Gutter’s own alex MacFadyen was called away on mysterious business and will be back next month with a new article. In the meantime, enjoy a classic essay from the CG Archives! ~~~ Christopher Robin said to Pooh: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, […]
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)