Bad Girls: The Greatest Female Villains In Films (Part 2)

From Wicked Witches, to Ice Cold Bitches...This is the ITOL countdown of cinema's greatest and meanest "Bad Girls" as voted by you! Join us for our countdown from Number 10 to Number 6 in our Part 2!

Monstrous Motherhood in the “Alien” Franchise

Released in 1979, “Alien” has continued to captivate and terrify audiences for forty years, the infamous ‘chestburster’ scene is still one of the most shocking moments in cinema. The combination of horror and sci-fi, the incredible practical effects, the wonderful build-up of tension and the gruesome and ruthless Xenomorph is what makes it one of the classics of twentieth-century cinema and why it has morphed into such a large franchise of films. Part of the horror of the series lies in its monstrous and abject depiction of reproduction and the female body. Abjection, according to philosopher Julia Kristeva “disturbs identity, system, and order” and “does not respect borders, positions or rules” and can be applied to the maternal monstrous-feminine in the horror film.

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