For 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.
In the last A+ Autostraddle Insider, you may have read a staff-wide discussion about the sexual predilections of many monsters and assorted fantasy creatures, which led me to really investigate the origins and theories behind the characters and movies I’ve loved my whole life. Who knew there was so much psychology behind Fay Wray’s legendary relationship with King Kong, or feminist theory related to the way women interact with the supernatural? Without further ado, let’s delve in.
From vampires to demons, Stef runs through a list of female-coded and female-identified monsters and some of the psychology behind their creation. The comments section is also excellent. This gave me a lot of material to look in to, as well as affirmed that my secret love of The Craft is a normal thing amongst queer women.
Really, why are we all so drawn to The Craft? Is it a 90s thing? Is it a social outcast thing? Is it Fairuza Balk? Is it the dramatic appeal of a jukebox that plays nothing but Connie Francis? Yahoo! Answers has no satisfying conclusions.
Content warning: features images from horror films, including one from The Exorcist.
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