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Image: drawing of the Mississippi State Institution.

In doing some research on the trope of asylums in horror, I found this excellent article on Nursing Clio on the problems with using “insane asylums” for ghost hunting and ghost tours: (more…)

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I decided to watch The House on Sorority Row (1983) because I confused it with some other better-reviewed slasher movie of the era with a forgettable name (Black Christmas, 1974) that also took place in a sorority house. Welp. Like The Moth Diaries, it alternated between brilliant, dull, and problematic.

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Image of The House on Sorority Row: the sorority sisters, who are in their nightgowns/slips/pajamas, toast with mugs to graduating]

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IMG_0597In the course of doing this series of posts, I discovered Bitch Flicks and BJ Colangelo of Day of the Woman in my search for feminist horror analysis by horror fans. Today, I’d like to share with you Colangelo’s post  “Women with Disabilities: The Undiscussed Horror Staple of Female Characters,” which discusses the trope of how and why women characters with disabilities are used as plot devices.

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