Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Globe & Mail Talk Women in Horror

"The rea­sons that women are rolling around in the su­per­nat­u­ral muck, both as cre­ators and con­sumers, are as nu­mer­ous as those zom­bies chas­ing Pitt down a lab cor­ri­dor. One, says Dave Alexan­der, the ed­i­tor-in-chief of Toronto-based Rue Morgue, the world’s fore­most hor­ror mag­a­zine, is that cheaper film­mak­ing tech­nol­ogy and chang­ing modes of dis­tri­bu­tion opened doors for a lot of new film­mak­ers – “many of them women,” he says, “who bring a more fe­male per­spec­tive” to the old tropes.

“For ex­am­ple, Jen and Sylvia Soska, twins from Van­cou­ver, made Amer­i­can Mary, an am­bi­tious film with a strong woman pro­tag­o­nist – a med stu­dent – that touches on top­ics, in­clud­ing a rape-re­venge fan­tasy and squea­mish fe­male-body hor­ror, that are im­por­tant to women.”"


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