Monday, February 19, 2018

Women in Horror Month

Playing on the iPod~ Mumford and Sons - Pandora 

Current Read~
Dragon Teeth ~ Michael Crichton (Loved, loved Andromeda Strain)

Current Fav TV, Movie~
Does scrolling through Netflix count as watching something?

Current WIP~
Urban Fantasy ~ Horror Short

Now that everyone is sitting in the afterglow of Valentine's Day, I have for you- inspired by Women in Horror Month- some of my favorite movies, books, actresses, and just all around badass women. 

This seemed way easier when I was thinking about it and not having to actually write the list! Where to start..... I'll take movies and actresses -

1) The Howling (werewolves, anyone) and the great Dee Wallace- Oh yea! I can't mention Dee Wallace without adding Critters, Cujo, and Alligator 2: The Mutation. Umm.. yea, I might have a problem.

2)  Halloween (Oh my gosh) Jamie Lee Curtis, hold on- that leads straight to The Fog, and that leads to Adrienne Barbeau and Swamp Thing. Alright, and- Escape from New York.

3) The Others - Nicole Kidman - Stumbled onto this movie and knew nothing about it when I watched it. Sad, dark, and chilling.

4) Stepford Wives - Katharine Ross - Creepy, evil, and makes you feel defenseless. 

5) The Birds - Tippi Hedren and Psycho - Janet Leigh

6) The Brain that Wouldn't Die - Virginia Leith  

7) Let's talk directors- One of my favorite movies and has a killer sound track (hehehe)

    1) American Psycho - Mary Harron
    2) Near Dark - Kathryn Bigelow
    3) Pet Sematary - Mary Lambert
    4) Ravenous - Antonia Bird
    5) Jennifer's Body - Karyn Kusama
I can't go without adding these two!! American Mary, Hellevator - Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska

The space is small- the list is endless.

8) Frankenstein / The Modern Prometheus - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly

9) The Apple Tree included The Birds - Daphne du Maurier

10) The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery - Shirley Jackson

11) Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews (to name one)

Here are several - many, many more out there- women writers who have taken vampires, werewolves, witches, and the paranormal and turned them into a hot mess of greatness.

Laurell K. Hamilton
Leslie Esdaile Banks
Jemiah Jefferson
Ann Rice

That's it- the list will never be complete. I'm not even going to try.  It's wine time. It's coffee time. I meant coffee ;)

"It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out- and come back for more."
~ Bela Lugosi ~

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