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Although relatively scarce, horror movies directed by women are out there. You may have to turn over a few rocks to know who they are and their material might be a little more difficult to get your hands on, but these directors deserve just as much attention and scrutiny as their male counterparts, who have long dominated the genre. The following discusses selections of female directors’ forays into the business of terror. (This post contains spoilers)
The late director Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a bizarre amalgamation of humor and horror that explores cannibalism with warped nuance. The strangely cacophonous score builds up tension as craven outcasts face a glutinous and depraved attacker whose strength seems fortified by his consumption of human flesh. Set during America’s westward expansion, the metaphor of humanity’s insatiable appetite for power is plain to see, but its execution indulges in such »
- Lane Scarberry
While James Wan has projects lined up that encompass many genres – Aquaman and MacGyver, to name just two – horror is clearly where the filmmaker’s heart is. His directorial efforts may be diversifying, but his producer’s eye remains focused clearly on the shadowy, darker corners of the minds of his audience – and those shadows will soon take the form of an adaptation of the popular 2014 novel, The Boy Who Drew Monsters, by Keith Donohue.
The adaptation will be written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time) and Richard Naing (making his screenwriting debut), and will be produced by Wan for New Line. The plot of the book has all the elements of a great scary tale, featuring aspects of ghost stories, combined with a ‘creature feature’ atmosphere.
“Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten year old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to »
- Sarah Myles
Each day that rises and sets brings us closer to the release of Xx, the all-female-directed horror anthology film. Helmed by terrorizers with lady parts, Jennifer Lynch (Chained, Surveillance), Jovanka Vuckovic (Jacqueline Ess), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), the film now has a kick-ass new teaser poster, thanks to Phantom City Creative's Justin Erickson.Xx is on track to be distributed this year by Magnet Releasing and is produced by Xyz Films. Just today, producer Todd Brown confirmed that Vuckovic is in post-production with her contribution, "The Box." The other directors are on schedule to shoot in late spring.(Disclosure: TwitchFilm founder Todd Brown is an Xyz Films partner.)...
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3 items from 2015
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