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Elder Horror to Haunt Your Nightmares

By: Maddi McGillvray 

There has been a noticeable resurgence of evil older women (or crones) in contemporary horror films, particularly within the found footage subgenre. My virtual lecture will look at two prominent examples of this trend: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit (2015) and Adam Robitel’s The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014). Both films fall under the found footage category and feature elderly women as the subjects of their terrifying investigations.

To tease this week’s lecture, and to maybe haunt your nightmares, I’m sharing the trailers for both of these films below. 

The Visit

The Taking of Deborah Logan 



Join me on Thursday, November 26th for my Black Museum lecture To Grandmother’s House We Go: Elder Horror in Found Footage Films and stick around for the live group chat as we watch The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014, dir. Adam Robitel), available to stream on YouTube or Amazon Prime (US).

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