The Science of Women in Horror

The Science of Women in Horror

Join Kelly and Meg in The Science of Women in Horror as they flip the script and prove that every girl is a “final girl.”

Author: Meg Hafdahl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510751767

Category: Science

Page: 264

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From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys. Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Women in Horror uncovers the theories behind women’s most iconic roles of the genre. Explore age-old tropes such as “The Innocent” like Lydia in Beetlejuice, “The Gorgon” like Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th, and “The Mother” like Norma Bates in Pyscho and Bates Motel, and delve deeper into female-forward film and TV including: The Haunting of Hill House Teeth Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Buffy the Vampire Slayer And so much more! Join Kelly and Meg in The Science of Women in Horror as they flip the script and prove that every girl is a “final girl.”
Categories: Science

The Science of Witchcraft

The Science of Witchcraft

They joined a small assemblage that I was forming of beloved female baddies like Ruth Patchett (Rosanne Barr) in ... and better understanding of the spread of disease.2 In our book The Science of Women in Horror, Kelly and I touch on ...

Author: Meg Hafdahl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510767195

Category: Science

Page: 255

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A scientific discovery of witches in fiction—Chilled Adventures of Sabrina, Sleeping Beauty, Wicked and so many more! Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Women in Horror and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the history of witchcraft through the stories and characters we all know and love. Reveal the spellbinding science behind the legends and lore surrounding fiction’s most iconic witches, answering such questions as: What is the science behind divination and spellcraft? When did witchcraft begin to show up in literature and media? Has science made it possible to uncover the truth behind the powers of necromancy and employing familiars? How has witchcraft been thought of throughout the world? Through interviews, film and literary analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, join Kelly and Meg as they learn about the complicated and rich science of witchcraft throughout the centuries and discover why now is the season of the witch!
Categories: Science

Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films 1930 1960

Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films  1930  1960

2: 113–117. Mank, Gregory William (1999). Women in Horror Films: 1930s. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. _____ (1999). Women in Horror Films: 1940s. Jef- ferson, NC: McFarland. Mathijs, Ernest (2011). “Referential Acting and the Ensemble Cast.

Author: Laurence Raw

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood’s golden age. Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans—they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J. Carroll Naish, Maria Ouspenskaya, Glenn Strange, Edward Van Sloan, and George Zucco. Some are perhaps not so well known but equally at home in the horror and science fiction films—such as Anthony Carbone, Harry Cording, Rosemary La Planche, Dick Purcell, Elizabeth Russell and Mel Welles. The 96 entries are complete with a biography and in-depth analyses of the actor’s best performances—demonstrating how important these personalities were to the success of their genre films.
Categories: Performing Arts

British Horror Cinema

British Horror Cinema

This would seem to confirm, then, that, as with science fiction fandom, certain sections of horror fandom are more appealing or accommodating to female fans. This situation of, on the one hand, women taking part in a specific area of ...

Author: Steve Chibnall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134582587

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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The horror film is now one of the most popular and talked about film genres and yet, outside of the Hammer studio, very little has been written about British horror. Going beyond Hammer, the book investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women in British Cinema

Women in British Cinema

Women have a straightforward narrative function in the science fiction films, Spaceu/ays (1953), The Quatermass Xperiment ... It was with the historical horror films that Hammer began to exploit the symbolic resonances of their female ...

Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441134981

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book takes a broad perspective and analyses the ways in which the British film industry has dealt with women and their creativity from 1930 to the present. The first part of the book deals comprehensively with different historical periods in British film culture, showing how the 'agency' of production company, director, distribution company or scriptwriter can bring about new patterns of female stereotyping. The second part looks at the input of women workers into the film process. It assesses the work of women in a variety of roles: directors such as Wendy Toye and Sally Potter, producers such as Betty Box, scriptwriters such as Clemence Dane and Muriel Box, costume designers such as Shirley Russell and Jocelyn Rickards, and editors and art directors. This is a polemical book which is written in a lively and often confrontational manner. It uses fresh archival material and takes energetic issue with those explanatory models of film analysis which impose easy answers onto complex material.
Categories: Social Science

Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels Series and Remakes

Science Fiction  Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels  Series and Remakes

Juxtaposing scully's treatment dilemmas with Mulder's tracking of the missing women is not exactly seamless. both women captives look alike in the dark of, if not the cavern of Mesa of Lost Women, a not exactly sterile operating room.

Author: Kim R. Holston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786496853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 375

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Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following Volume I, which covered 400 films made 1931-1995, Volume II analyzes 334 releases from 1996 through 2016. The traditional cinematic monsters are represented--Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, a new Mummy. A new wave of popular series inspired by comics and video games, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, could never have been credibly produced without the advances in special effects technology. Audiences follow the exploits of superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor, and such heroines as the vampire Selene, zombie killer Alice, dystopian rebels Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, and Soviet spy turned American agent Black Widow. The continuing depredations of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are described. Pre-1996 movies that have since been remade are included. Entries features cast and credits, detailed synopsis, critics' reviews, and original analysis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mastering Fear

Mastering Fear

Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror Rikke Schubart. latter, ecosophy, is ecological philosophy, which I return to in Chapter 4.17 To look requires a frame of looking and, as feminist science philosopher Donna Haraway puts it, ...

Author: Rikke Schubart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), troubled mothers in The Babadook (2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (2008) and Inside (2007). At the fuzzy edges of the genre are dramas like Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Black Swan (2010), and middle-age women are now protagonists with Carol in The Walking Dead (2010–) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (2011–). Horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages.
Categories: Performing Arts

Possessed Women Haunted States

Possessed Women  Haunted States

Furthermore, the same depictions, tropes, and metaphors recur throughout the exorcism cinema subgenre, and thereby perpetuate the traditional exorcism narrative. From the start, horror films have tended to situate women in two primary ...

Author: Christopher J. Olson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498519090

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Since the release of The Exorcist in 1973, there has been a surge of movies depicting young women becoming possessed by a demonic force that only male religious figures can exorcise, thereby saving the women from eventual damnation. This book considers this history of exorcism cinema by analyzing how the traditional exorcism narrative, established in The Exorcist, recurs across the exorcism subgenre to represent the effects of demonic possession and ritual exorcism. This traditional exorcism narrative often functions as the central plot of the exorcism film, with only the rare film deviating from this structure. The analysis presented in this book considers how exorcism films reflect, reinforce or challenge this traditional exorcism narrative. Using various cultural and critical theories, this book examines how representations of possession and exorcism reflect, reinforce or challenge prevailing social, cultural, and historical views of women, minorities, and homosexuals. In particular, exorcism films appear to explore tensions or fears regarding empowered and sexually active women, and frequently reinforce the belief that such individuals need to be subjugated and disempowered so that they no longer pose a threat to those around them. Even more recent films, produced after the emergence of third wave feminism, typically reflect this concern about women. Very rarely do exorcism films present empowered women and feminine sexuality as non-threatening. In examining this subgenre of horror films, this book looks at films that have not received much critical scrutiny regarding the messages they contain and how they relate to and comment upon the historical periods in which they were produced and initially received. Given the results of this analysis, this book concludes on the necessity to examine how possession and exorcism are portrayed in popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films

Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films

This book proposes that the social ideology of the 1950s, which was partly concerned with gender issues, saturated the B science fiction films of that era and inspired a new appreciation for the role of women in scientific advancements and ...

Author: Bonnie Noonan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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In the 1950s, science was rapidly advancing, and so were scientific opportunities for women. Modern science fiction films reflected these simultaneous social developments. This book proposes that the social ideology of the 1950s, which was partly concerned with gender issues, saturated the B science fiction films of that era and inspired a new appreciation for the role of women in scientific advancements and other social achievements. Drawing on feminist literary and cultural theory, the author argues that the emergence of the modern American science fiction film in 1950 and the situation of post-World War II female scientists together created a film genre. That genre was explicitly amenable to exploring the tension between a woman's place in her home and her place in the work force, particularly in scientific fields. Early chapters provide a general introduction to the science fiction genre and specifically describe 1950s B science fiction films as they resonate with concerns proper to feminist theory. Subsequent chapters offer detailed, historically situated readings of 10 B science fiction films from the 1950s that feature women in science. The cinematic representations of female scientists are compared and contrasted with real female professionals of the time, illuminating the changing gender dynamics reflected in popular film in the 1950s. Films analyzed include Rocketship X-M, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Them!, Tarantula, The Deadly Mantis, Beginning of the End, Kronos, Cat-Women of the Moon, World Without End, and Queen of Outer Space.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bloody Women

Bloody Women

Being a horror fan that doesn't fit into the popular mold that's been presented to us through the very genre we love (namely, a straight, white, cis man) means that this misogyny is internalized by female horror fans as well.

Author: Victoria McCollum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611463088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror is the first book-length exploration of female creators at the cutting edge of contemporary horror, turning out some of its most inspired and twisted offerings.
Categories: Performing Arts