HORROR

Film

The Stoner's Guide to Christmas Horror Movies

Christmas horror movies provide the brain-dead kind of escapism best enjoyed with pie after smoking shake with your uncle.
Meredith Graves
12.20.18
Interviews

Dakota Johnson Was Inspired by 90s Witch Movies in 'Suspiria'

The former "Fifty Shades" star tells Broadly how films like "The Craft" informed her role as a dancer who gets sucked into a coven of witches.
Kat McLaughlin
11.5.18
Culture

'Suspiria' Isn't Just a Horror Film—It's a Story of Witchcraft

The remake of this 1977 hit is less about gore and more about the psychological horrors of the occult.
Peg Aloi
11.2.18
mental health

Why Some Anxious People Find Comfort in Horror Movies

It may not make sense, but some people with anxiety disorders–myself included—love nothing more than calming down with a terrifying film. I talked to researchers to find out why.
Abby Moss
11.8.17
Scream

The Weinstein-Esque Character You Missed in the Weinstein-Produced 'Scream 3'

Even for a cheeky, self-referential cult franchise, this depiction of a sleazy film exec is bizarrely on-the-nose.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
10.31.17
Film

DIY Filmmakers Explain How to Make a Horror Film On the Cheap

Feminist film collective The Final Girls are going on a UK-wide tour with "We Are the Weirdos," a showcase of horror shorts. Ahead of a special Broadly readers party, we caught up with the female directors pioneering a new approach to horror films.
Sirin Kale
10.25.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

STD Horror Movies Prey on Our Fears and Misconceptions About Sex

The micro-genre is a rare place to push prevailing myths about sexually transmitted infections to the extreme, exploring themes of promiscuity, perversion, and violation.
Sarit Luban
10.17.17
Culture

What Happens When You Examine Sex and Violence Through the Female Gaze

We spoke to the creator of "Viva" and "The Love Witch" about subverting classic film tropes, and asked viewers what it means to them.
Lilly Dancyger
7.14.17
Film

'Teeth' Is the Feminist Horror Classic That Men Tried to Sabotage

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the film, its producer and director explain how the vagina dentata-themed movie overcame a bungled studio release to find cult acclaim among young women.
Sirin Kale
6.22.17
uk

'Alien' Is Sci-Fi Horror's Most Feminist Movie Franchise

The blockbuster series terrified male audiences with the visceral horror of rape for almost four decades, and the newest instalment "Alien: Covenant" is no exception.
Tom Seymour
5.19.17
Film

Welcome to the Golden Age of Women-Directed Horror

From the murderous cannibalism of "Raw" to the campy villainy of "The Love Witch," there's never been a better time for women in horror—both behind the scenes and onscreen.
Evelyn Wang
4.14.17
Interview

A Vegetarian Vet Student Turns Cannibal in Feminist Horror Film 'Raw'

Director Julia Ducournau tells us why it's time to honor the female appetite—in all its most gruesome forms—on film.
Sirin Kale
3.27.17
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