Search

Open Ivory Tower

Tag

Carol Clover

Sonic Horror Geographies: Hush (2016), Gender, and Disability

This stand-alone episode looks at Mike Flanagan’s 2016 film Hush. Hush is a horror film about Maddie, a young writer who is deaf and mute and who has recently moved to a secluded cabin in the woods. The film details one harrowing night when a serial killer arrives at her home.

Content Notice: This podcast contains discussions of rape, gendered violence, graphic depictions of injury and physical/mental harm, ableism, and imprisonment, as well as audio clips from the film that some listeners may find disturbing.

This podcast was originally published on The Coachella Review’s blog which can be found here: http://thecoachellareview.com/wordpress/2017/03/24/sonic-horror-geographies-hush-gender-and-disability/

Continue reading “Sonic Horror Geographies: Hush (2016), Gender, and Disability”

True Crime Film List

List of must-see films for the True Crime section of my taxonomy of horror sub-genres.

Continue reading “True Crime Film List”

Crime Films List

List of must-see films for the Crime section of my taxonomy of horror sub-genres.

Continue reading “Crime Films List”

Rape-Revenge Film List

List of must-see films for the Rape-Revenge section of my taxonomy of horror sub-genres.

Continue reading “Rape-Revenge Film List”

Episode 6: Scream and the Meta Final Girl

The last podcast in this series covers the various iterations of gendered tropes in the MTV series Scream and how gender and violence intersect in metafictional horror.

Continue reading “Episode 6: Scream and the Meta Final Girl”

Why Monsters? Bugs and the 1990s’ Domestication of Horror

Discussion of the beginnings of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at gender, race, bugs, and the 1990s.

Continue reading “Why Monsters? Bugs and the 1990s’ Domestication of Horror”

Why Monsters? Displaced Queerness and the 1980s Slasher

Discussion of horror film history, in this post looking specifically at the slasher sub-genre, sexuality, and the 1980s.

Continue reading “Why Monsters? Displaced Queerness and the 1980s Slasher”

Episode 5: Ms. Ives, The New Old Final Girl

Penny Dreadful, having premiered at South by Southwest and airing on Showtime, is a “quality TV” version of episodic horror.

Continue reading “Episode 5: Ms. Ives, The New Old Final Girl”

Episode 4: Women on the Darknet

Darknet is an adaptation of the Japanese series Torihada (2010-present), and exists as something between a web series, an interactive TV anthology, and a Canadian network series.

Continue reading “Episode 4: Women on the Darknet”

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: