Review: Dark Whispers – Vol. 1

Before this review can proceed, a few significant stigmas need to be pointed out. The first one is how short films are seen to be inferior to feature-length films just due to the fact that they are short. While the second one is how female filmmakers are thought to be averse to genre filmmaking; particularly the horror genre. Nothing could be further from the truth, as these statements are fatuous, demeaning and stupid.

Anthologies and short films have been calling cards for many renowned filmmakers regardless of genre eg. Andrea Arnold’s Oscar-winning short film Wasp (2003); while female filmmakers have been making many stellar examples of genre filmmaking — eg. Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014), Mary Harron’s “American Psycho” (2000), Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” (2017) and many, many more. Continue reading Review: Dark Whispers – Vol. 1

31 Days of Horror, Day 17: XX

Anthology films have always been a great outlet for new filmmakers to not only share their own visions but also collaborate with other filmmakers. The horror genre has been mainly home to this kind of storytelling and has seen plenty of filmmakers make their mark through strong and scary short films. However, when I think back through the anthology films that I’ve seen, there aren’t many times where I can think of female directors getting their chance to tell their stories. For the most part, horror has been a male-dominated genre, but, thankfully, there actually is an anthology film out there solely full of female talent that’s worth diving right into. Continue reading 31 Days of Horror, Day 17: XX