Carol J. Clover’s MEN, WOMEN, and CHAINSAWS has some exciting insight into gender in horror! It also highlighted a gap in my horror education that I plan to remedy ASAP.
My number 3 scare of 2020 has it all: an idyllic setting, a badass heroine, plenty of jokes, and a biting reminder that we should definitely eat the rich.
I think about gender in film constantly. My film reviews feature five different representation tests, including the famous Bechdel-Wallace Test. Those tests don’t quite account for all the murder and mayhem that horror ladies have to endure. It’s time for a chainsaw-proof Bechdel Test.