Mickey Rourke Angel Heart
Mickey Rourke Angel Heart

‘Angel Heart’ and the Twisted Allure of X-Rated Horror

October 29th, 2021 • Roxana Hadadi

Film critic Roxana Hadadi explains how Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet find x-rated horror in Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart.’

Hagazussa Witch

Hagazussa and The Historical Horrorshow of Being Branded a Witch

October 25th, 2021 • Meg Shields

Film critic Meg Shields digs into Lukas Feigelfeld’s ‘Hagazussa,’ one of the most unsettling cinematic explorations of witchcraft ever made

Sigourney Weaver Natalie Portman Alien Annihilation

More Than Human: The Monstrous Women of ‘Alien’ and ‘Annihilation’

October 20th, 2021 • Gem Seddon

Film critic Gem Seddon explains how motherhood and loss transform the place of women in ‘Annihilation’ and the ‘Alien’ franchise.

Monstrous Mammaries

Monstrous Mammaries: The Relationship Between Breasts and Horror

October 13th, 2021 • BJ Colangelo

Film critic BJ Colangelo delves into the sordid history of breasts in horror to find the subversive heart of the genre beating just beneath.

28 Days Later Cillian Murphy

The Public’s Perception of the Penis in Horror

November 3rd, 2020 • Trace Thurman

What is it about dicks? Tallywackers, cocks, one-eyed snakes – I could go on, and…

Carrie Sissy Spacek 1976

Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie’ Celebrates Our Teenage Monsters

October 29th, 2020 • Katie Walsh

The book came first.  At some point in my teenage years, outgrowing Mary Higgins Clark…

Knife Heart 2018

Queer Horror in ‘Knife + Heart’ and ‘Stranger by the Lake’

October 21st, 2020 • Joe Lipsett

In the last few decades, and particularly since the 2010s, queer horror has become more…

I Spit On Your Grave 1978 Camille Keaton

Restorative Violence in Meir Zarchi’s ‘I Spit on Your Grave’

October 16th, 2020 • Anya Stanley

In 1980, Roger Ebert posted a review of the “sick, reprehensible” rape-revenge flick I Spit…

Teeth Jess Weixler

Mitchell Lichtenstein’s ‘Teeth’ Is a Movie for the Dentata-Positive Among Us

October 8th, 2020 • Molly Henery

In a genre typically considered “for the guys,” it’s time to give a nod to…

Revenge Matilda Lutz

The Evolution of Male Nudity in Rape Revenge Films

October 5th, 2020 • Mary Beth McAndrews

The rape-revenge genre is known for its sexual violence and exploitation of the female body.…