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I’ve been recommending a lot of cross-genre media that isn’t too gory or scary, but I’d like to recommend a film for the classic monster-movie fans: Ginger Snaps, a werewolf film from 2000.

Mild spoilers for the beginning of the film.

Via IMDB

Via IMDB

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IMG_0597While I was rewatching Silence of the Lambs (1991) for my post on NBC Hannibal, I realized I had forgotten about the transphobia in the film. (Or, rather, it was one of many things I didn’t really get when I was in high school and saw it for the first time.)

Major spoilers for Silence of the Lambs. Content warning for discussions of transphobia, transmisogyny, and queerphobia in horror films.

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Sleepy Hollow just kicked off its second season, and I wanted to highlight the show here. I’ve always been fond of “The Tale of the Headless Horseman” in all of its incarnations and had a lot of reservations about the show (more on this later) but am pleased to say that it has, thusfar, turned out to be a positive show with good gender and race representation despite ostentibly being about a white guy from the 18th century.

Spoiler free–which means I don’t get to discuss some of the important character development in characters who show up mid-season.


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Mild spoilers for The Ring (US – 2002).

In “Horror Week 2012: The Terror of Little Girls: Social Anxiety About Women in Horrifying Girlhood” (and the version on Indiewire), Leigh Kolb takes a look at how social anxieties about women lead to the horror trope of the monstrous or evil little girl, as seen in The Exorcist, The Ring, and a host of other movies.

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Via Hollaback Boston (Facebook) “Costumes [do not equal] Consent. My costume doesn’t make me your TRICK or your TREAT.”

Via Make Me a Sammich‘s Facebook page.

Boston-area readers, the Boston chapter of Hollaback, a group (and app) to document and end street harassment, is hosting a Halloween party!

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IMG_0597For those of you looking for a brief but in-depth run-through of all the lady monsters and their tropes in horror films, check out “Women That Go Bump In the Night: Lady-Monsters Of Cinema” by Stef on Autostraddle.

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IMG_0597Here’s another spooky story from Podcastle: “The Little Room” by Madeline Yale Wynne (1895). (Audio | Text). Mild spoilers follow for this story and “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

In addition to being a Bechdel-test-passing female-led story by a woman author, the other reason I wanted to share this is because it reminded me of “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

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