One of my favorite things to do on Halloween is to just chill out with my peoples/honey and watch horror movies. I’m a big fan of scary flicks, yet I always run into the obvious – that so many of them are pretty damn sexist.
So yes, I’ll admit I’ve watched some horror films that are a feminist’s nightmare – basically those cheesy, old school sexist flicks that are so silly and ridiculous, it’s laughable. But I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to turn off a movie five minutes in because the glorification of violence against women is so blatant.
Yet every once in a while, I come across a scary movie that actually manages to be sexist-free. I would say one example is The Descent, a scary-ass film with an all-female cast of really strong characters.
So tonight, Jessica and I are getting a bunch of scary movies to watch. Do any buffs have suggestions of some feminist-friendly horror we could get?
(Un)Feminist Guilty Pleasures: Horror Movies
By Vanessa | Published: October 31, 2008
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