Don’t Sleep on Netflix Original THE BABYSITTER

Not The Babysitters Club.  Not Adventures in Babysitting.  Not My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Not even Jonah Hill’s The Sitter. The Netflix original The Babysitter is brand new, campy, absurd and perfect. I must admit, when I heard Netflix was putting out a babysitting comedy, my gut reaction was they can do better. The babysitter trope has been stretched in so many directions…

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10 MORE Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October (+Diversity)

I was so excited to kick off the month with my article 13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October, certain I had planted a seed of femi-wisdom into the Halloween season. That excitement remained until a dear friend of mine politely inquired why my list was so white. To my own disbelief, I scrolled through my work to…

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13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October

If October means to you what it does me, this month is all about movies, movies, movies. Scary ones, to be exact. The horror genre consistently pushes the boundaries of norm and challenges constructions of our everyday world– including gender. It’s often been said in critical circles that the horror genre is one of the only that…

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IT Movie Review

The following article contains It (2017) spoilers. I felt like I waited my whole life to see Andrés Muschetti’s 2017 adaption of Stephen King’s legendary It. When the trailer surfaced earlier in the year, the anticipation to relive this childhood nightmare burned inside of me until I sat in the theater Saturday night. Finally, finally this integral part of…

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AHS: Trigger Warning

The following article contains American Horror Story: Cult spoilers. I think Ryan Murphy misses Scream Queens. Because what I saw Tuesday night– demonic, horny clowns terrorizing Sarah Paulson, a deranged and racist Evan Peters peeing into a condom, Chaz Bono wearing a MAGA red cap– was hilarious. The season seven premiere of American Horror Story: Cult was met with plenty…

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Child Stars & Feminism in Annabelle: Creation

The following article contains Annabelle: Creation (2017) spoilers. Annabelle: Creation is the fourth installment in James Wan’s The Conjuring cinematic universe. This film, of course, has James Wan written all over it– everything from the skillful dolly shots to spooky background attention-getters. Annabelle: Creation follows the famous Wan formula meticulously, which is why many claim this film is the weakest in the…

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Are We Desensitized To Fear?

I’m unashamed. I’m not embarrassed. I’m even proud. I love Halloween. For many, October is a month-long celebration of all things oogey and boogey. Culturally, Halloween allows us to enjoy the subversive, spooky side of life without the expectations of normalcy we experience the other 364 days. What other time is Frankenstein slapped on Kit-Kat…

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