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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy
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The Public’s Perception of the Penis in Horror

What is it about dicks? Tallywackers, cocks, one-eyed snakes – I could go on, and since I’m here to talk about wieners and their use in horror films, I will. As a society, we have been trained to view the penis as controversial. There exists a double standard where penile nudity is scrutinized or even laughed at, which isn’t something […]

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

In a genre typically considered “for the guys,” it’s time to give a nod to the ladies. Uterus Horror is a subgenre of horror films that focuses on the uniquely female experience of puberty and the act of coming into your sexuality, using horror elements to emphasize and/or act as a metaphor for that experience. These films are often ignored in theaters […]

Revenge Matilda Lutz
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The Evolution of Male Nudity in Rape Revenge Films

The rape-revenge genre is known for its sexual violence and exploitation of the female body. Women are brutalized by groups of strange men, who rape and beat victims during excruciatingly long sequences. Importantly, these female protagonists are often shown fully nude, letting viewers take in their entire bodies, ogling their bare breasts and pubic hair. What there isn’t is naked […]

Webcast Paul McGhie
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‘Webcast’: A Movie Marriage of Found Footage and Folk Horror

Cults, rituals, and paganism are well-known in the world of horror, especially in the folk horror subgenre which includes films such as The Wicker Man, Midsommar, and The VVitch. With a combination of bewitching visuals and a violently unwavering dedication to Pagan gods, these films are aesthetically and narratively rich. But there is a piece of folk horror that doesn’t […]

Slumber Party Massacre 2
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Uterus Horror: ‘Slumber Party Massacre II’ Is the Ultimate Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo

In a genre typically considered “for the guys,” it’s time to give a nod to the ladies. Uterus Horror is a subgenre of horror films that focuses on the uniquely female experience of puberty and coming into their sexuality, using horror elements to emphasize and/or act as a metaphor for that experience. These films are often ignored in theaters, but […]

Elisabeth Shue First Born
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In Isaac Webb’s ‘First Born,’ Marriage Is Motherhood’s Original Trauma

The horror begins within. A sense of the other. A lurking fear. A strange feeling that grows and grows until it finally explodes. And suddenly you’re a mother. Pregnancy has been a mainstay in horror films since at least Village of the Damned, when a town of English ladies all birthed spooky children with platinum hair. Rosemary’s Baby added Satanism to […]