I have ONLY EVER heard men (and typically white men, but I am less comfortable assuming that) say this thing about how the reason we respond to horror movies, etc, is that as humans, somewhere secretly deep down we really identify with whatever kind of evil is going on. I DO NOT BUY THIS, it makes me so mad!
Not at all saying that it’s only white men who identify with villains/darkness/evil in fiction; obviously I identify with ghosts and witches to a degree that’s maybe kind of troubling and weird. BUT I have never identified with a slasher or the Joker or whoever, and I’m pretty sure that the reason anyone does is that these villains are pretty specifically constructed out of their own specific (white male) desires & anxieties?? We identify with the evils that are made for us, the ones that are made from us, and I’m terrified by the men who act like their response to really specific kinds of evil is JUST A HUMAN THING :)
A Tale of Two Sisters
I Spit on your Grave
Play Misty for Me
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
The Last House on the Left
The Loved Ones
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
(forgetting many) any suggestions to add?
ya ever feel like the elevator from The Shining
Anybody else excited for next month already? I’m working on putting my annual marathon list together, it’s pretty long so far so it’s under the cut-