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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Mia Allen, Evil Dead (2013)

by Gina Freitag Some people cling to a rigorous conceptualization of the Final Girl, but you must admit that it’s far more interesting to examine a female horror protagonist who is flawed and terrifying in her own right. Just   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Anna, Martyrs (2008)

by Gina Freitag A good horror movie stands out by playing with convention, challenging boundaries, evolving with audience expectations, but also taking a few risks. The same applies to the Final Girl archetype, especially in Pascal Laugier’s captivating film   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Ellen Ripley, Alien series

by Gina Freitag Make way for robotics-drivin’, swear-mouthed, flame-thrower-totin’ Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen Ripley. Actually, make that just “Ripley.” There’s no need for first names where we’re headed in this series of Final Girl profiles. That’s right, up next   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Jess Bradford, Black Christmas (1974) 

by Gina Freitag Funny how the holidays make for excellent slasher film settings: people are brought together, tensions rise, secrets come to light, violence breaks out. The holidays can also be pretty isolating – and can also bring out   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Laurie Strode, Halloween (1978)

by Gina Freitag One of the most popular conceptualizations of the Final Girl is easily Laurie Strode. With John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) widely recognized as the quintessential ‘70s slasher film (complete with psycho-killer p.o.v., sex-crazed teenagers, and a healthy   

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Bad Tidings

Are you a fan of holiday havoc? The upcoming book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television will stuff your stockings later this year with smart horror writing about all manner of Christmas horror cinema, including pieces   

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The Best of the Fess: Larry Fessenden’s Most Memorable Roles

In anticipation of our April lecture on Glasseye Pix honcho Larry Fessenden, we’ve assembled a list of the prolific actor/director’s best performances in film. The Last Winter – Charles Foster Fessenden wrote, directed and acted in THE LAST   

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Reading List: Who You Gonna Call?

Brian Baker’s October 8th lecture, “Who You Gonna Call?: Paranormal Investigators in Spiritual Horror“, included references to the following works: Anson, Jay, The Amityville Horror. Bantam Books, 1978 Chase, Robert David, Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, Ghost Hunters.   

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Mostly Ghostly – Black Museum’s Five Best Paranormal Pests

Paranormal investigators are the focus of our upcoming March 18 lecture, but what about those wily ghosts who evade them? As worthy adversaries for even the most equipped and savvy ghost hunters, your Black Museum curators have searched   

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It Doesn’t Follow: Five Sequels That Are Not Sequels

Successful horror franchises are easy targets for less than scrupulous producers. Naming your film (or in some cases, renaming your film) as though it’s part of a popular series is an easy way to attract an already-receptive audience