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Milla Jovovich had been around for quite a few years before she took the title Alice in the Resident Evil movie series. Her portrayal of the character easily lifts her to the status of an iconic horror heroine, and also a perfect candidate for Women in Horror month.
It is unlikely that anyone reading this page is unfamiliar with the role Ashley Laurence played in Hellraiser. You would be hard pressed to find a female who transformed more over the course of a cinematic journey than Kirsty Cotton.
Heather Langenkemp played the survivor girl role in the original Nightmare on Elm Street. Her ingenuity and creativity let her go toe to toe with Freddy Krueger, both in the dream world and in the waking world.
Probably the most iconic twins ever to be seen in a horror movie, yet they had less than 2 minutes screen time in the movie. The Grady Twins. For day 2 of Women in Horror month, I wanted to take a minute to talk about these 2 iconic characters.
There are some things that spring instantly to mind when we think of horror. Friday the 13th (both the movies and the date.) Halloween (again, both the movies and the date.) Stephen King (although for me Clive Barker comes first.) Zombies. Vampires. This list could easily go on for many paragraphs, because once you start thinking about all the things in horror, your mind branches off tangentially in other directions. Too often though, when we think of horror we don’t think of women. In movies they have often been the eye candy or damsel in distress. Women in Horror Month challenges us to open our eyes and see that 50% of the population has more to contribute than that.
A friend of mine, Tiffany Shepis-Tretta, had a role in a short “commercial” recently. There is a group of filmmakers (Twisted Twins Productions) that have submitted blood drive PSA commercials every year for the last 6 years. And had their efforts rejected every time. So this year they decided to intentionally create ones that would be rejected by embracing their chosen genre of horror in ways that would never be accepted by the mainstream. The result is a fun and interesting compilation video. Not exactly safe for work, but I leave that for you to decide. (P.S. Tiffany is in the segment right around the 13 minute mark.)
Sad news today. Don Coscarelli announced the news that Angus Scrimm passed away last night. He was best known for his role as the Tall Man in the Phantasm series, but he did have other movies he acted in as well. He had a cameo appearance in the Full Moon film series SubSpecies. Along with unforgettable roles in movies such as John Dies at the End, Wishmaster and I Sell the Dead. He will be missed.
Iconic horror comic Hack/Slash is the newest title to make the move to television after years of sitting in development limbo as a film adaptation.The comic, created by Stefano Caselli and Tim Seely, follows Cassie Hack, a perfect portrayal of the stereotypical and cliched lone woman who survives at the end of almost every horror movie. Not willing to be the vulnerable girl who eventually finds her way home, face somehow covered in tears while her mascara remains seemingly untouched, Hack sets out across the country to exact revenge on various slasher icons, like Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th). Read more »
Japanese horror director Hideo Nakata, best known for terrifying audiences by bringing the vengeful demon Sadako through a television set in the smash-hit movie “Ring”, wants to make a romantic comedy. But the godfather of the “J-horror” genre is not ditching his day job just yet and proves he still has plenty of devilish tricks up his sleeve in his new film “Ghost Theatre,” which opens next week at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Spine-chillingly claustrophobic, Nakata’s new release revolves around a troupe of actors haunted by an evil mannequin, marking something of a departure from his previous works. Read more »
That’s right. This year the flash fiction contest is all about Christmas invasions. Whether your invaders are robots, aliens, or sentient Christmas ornaments is completely up to you, but if you want to win, you must write a story no longer than 250 words that deals with an invasion and Christmas. Read more »
As horror lovers we should help support new independant horror, especially if we are really fed up with the Hollywood remakes and unoriginal ideas. If you are looking for a lot of blood and death, hellish freaks, and an abandoned basement that you can’t survive, you need to check out and help support a horrifying international feature film debut by director/writer Laszlo Illes aptly named The Basement! Check out a clip and more past the break! Read more »