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MCH Women in Horror Movies Day 7: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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  A true original, and one that is credited with starting grindhouse type of cinema, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains an important movie in the horror realm.   Aside from the story, which many believe really happened, and the gore, this was one of the first (and best) examples of a final girl in mainstream horror. […]

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MCH Women in Horror Movies Day 6: The Exorcist

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  Few horror movies pack the punches that The Exorcist do, and few have as strong female characters as it, either. The movie is revered for it’s horror, with WB approaching it with a gravity and realism not seen during that time, but the dynamic between mother and daughter, and what they have to overcome, is […]

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MCH Women in Horror Month Movies Day 5: Raw

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I talked about Raw on the podcast for one of my year’s favorite movies. I’m always drawn to horror about women and women’s bodies becoming monstrous and primal in some way. Those movies capture our anxieties about women’s bodies and their power and, if you’re a woman, your own body. I think Raw handled this […]