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Jess -  The Witchy One, the Banger of Heads 

 

 

What does the term "feminist horror" mean to you?  

Published by The Seventh Row

"Feminist horror, for me, engages with the feminine experience and uses the gruesome fantasy of horror to lay bare the actuality of what it is to be a woman, and it is not all rainbows and roses. Through engaging with the various themes of horror from rape-revenge, motherhood/sisterhood, coming of age/aging, mental illness and sexuality, these types of horror films are able to address the damaging impact of the oppressive patriarchal system on the collective feminine body. As well, feminist horror gives legitimacy and a voice to the monstrous feminine by allowing women to express where their deepest and darkest internal struggles take them. Horror doesn’t stray from the daunting truth but forces its viewers to witness it head-on. It is through the rawness of feminist horror that I have found empowerment. I have found a sisterhood of women with shared experiences and have found the means to heal from my own past traumas. I continue looking forward to the growth of feminism and how it continues to shape itself in the landscape of the horror genre."

 

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Kelly - The Kisser of Kittens, the Slayer of Men 

 

What does the term "feminist horror" mean to you? 

Published by The Seventh Row

"When a horror film shows the complexity of humankind, from the ugliness of our flaws to the beauty of our compassion, this is feminist horror. When a horror film doesn’t hesitate to show the fear that women experience on a daily basis, this is feminist horror. From our ever-changing bodies and intricate emotions, to how we are in a constant fight for our lives (emotionally, mentally, spiritually or even literally), feminist horror shows the nuance of being a woman. We live and breathe horror. It’s a place for women to scream their loudest into the void and finally be heard. In feminist horror, women find empowerment in being succubi, vampires, demons, witches, aliens, and more. But most importantly, feminist horror is a place where women are free."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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