Year: 2022 Runtime: 120 minutes Director: Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Writers: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick Stars: Melissa Barrera, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega, David Arquette, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown By Tom Moore After the death of “Scream” (1996) creator Wes Craven, it was unclear if fans would ever see the return of one of the horror genre’s most influential franchises. Up until Craven’s … Continue reading Review: Scream (2022)
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
She’s fierce, polite, but will battle every guy in a mask. The beginning of the pop culture trope from the title started with Mari Collingwood in “The Last House on the Left” (1972). The phenomenon exists mainly in slasher films and refers to the main character, who is a female. It defines the last woman alive who is supposed to battle the serial killer and kill him. Often the final girl is a virgin. Always with excellent etiquette, she’s also very friendly. A female character’ trope introduced above is meant to survive everybody. Continue reading A Final Girl Trope in Horror Films: Then and Now