A Date to Remember: The Worst Dates Scenes in Film

Trying to arrange a date is an immense task, and some Hollywood films make it appear ever so easy! There’s never any issues getting a resturant reservation, nobody gets held up in traffic and no-one walks into the resturant with their blouse inside out (not, that this has happened to me *ahem*). Everything seems to go according to plan and the couple have a great time. It’s enough to make you feel just a little bit down. However, don’t worry! I have managed to find some pretty awful dates that didn’t go well for the characters involved. Happy Belated Valentines Day everyone! Continue reading A Date to Remember: The Worst Dates Scenes in Film

ITOL’s Top 10 Female Focused Horror Films

What does “Suspiria”, “Carrie”, “The Witch” and “The Hunger” have in common? Well, these horror films are not only directed by a male director and are terrifying to watch, but they also pass the Bechdel Test. If you have managed to make it through our 31 Days of Horror countdown and you’re still looking to be well and truly creeped out, then ITOL recommends these horror films which see women at the centre of their plot. The films included on this list aren’t necessarily directed by a female filmmaker, but they are unique because they all pass the Bechdel Test.

The films below all meet the criteria set out by the test: (1) it [the film] has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. So, without any further ado, here are some must-see horror films this Halloween. Enjoy! Continue reading ITOL’s Top 10 Female Focused Horror Films

Feminist Film Theory 101: Carol J. Clover’s “The Final Girl”

As it’s Halloween this month, it only seems apporiate for this month’s “Feminist Film Theory 101” to focus on Carol J.Clover’s “Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film.” and the “Final Girl”. Who is the Final Girl, and is she a true feminist icon? #Womeninhorror #TheFinalGirl #31DaysofHorror Continue reading Feminist Film Theory 101: Carol J. Clover’s “The Final Girl”