#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 23: "Feminist Horror"

Welcome to Day 23 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon 

The 23rd theme of the month is "Feminist Horror." For many years the horror genre wasn't always particularly kind to women, often portraying them as helpless victims or objectifying them or worse. Today we celebrate films that subvert those norms by looking at horror through a feminist lens, empowering women as creators and performers as well as protagonists (and even antagonists).

It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme!

Here are a few recommendations/suggestions from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today...

Group Pick: May (2002) directed by Lucky McKee is available to stream on Tubi. Take in this tragic Gothic figure that is all too human and all too monstrous in this film compelling and genuinely scary film. Fun Fact: Rian Johnson was one of the editors on the film and it is also the first major film credit of Steve Yedlin, cinematographer of The Last Jedi. 

-It Follows (2014) directed by David Robert Mitchell - 1h 40m
-Revenge (2017) directed by Corlie Fargeat - 1h 48m - Shudder
-Prevenge (2016) directed by Alice Lowe - 1h 28m - Shudder
-Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) directed by Peter Weir - 1h 55m - HBO Max, Criterion Channel

Stephen & Dani:
-Teeth (2007) directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein - 1h 28m - Amazon Prime
-The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) directed by Katt Shea - 1h 44m - Amazon Prime
-The Perfection (2018) directed by Richard Shepard - 1h 30m - Netflix
-Final Girl (2015) directed by Tyler Shields - 1h 30m - Peacock 

Tell us about your picks on social media by tagging @Vundacast or @Vundablog and #VundaHalloweenAthon in your tweets or posts.

Our official #VundaHalloweenAthon art was done by Josh Stifter who is not only an artist but a filmmaker. If you subscribe to his Flush Studios Patreon you can access great behind the scenes content. He has two feature length films: The Good Exorcist is a comedic horror film made for $7000 under the supervision of Robert Rodriguez available on TromaNOW (perfect for "Spooky & Spiritual" day) or ask Josh about Greywood's Plot a film about friendship and cryptids, which is touring the world at film festivals. Josh also has tons of great horror shorts we might be recommending later in the month.


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