Review: Carrie (2002)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Carrie (2002) Directed by David Carson. Cast: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson.

Since we’ve got a review of Teeth coming up this week, a tale of a teenager with some bizarre modifications, I thought I’d review Carrie, another teenager with an unusual gift.
Carrie was wildly successful upon its release. The reason? I’m guessing because we’ve all met (or been) a Carrie. You know: the bullied kid at the bottom of the social ladder whom everyone loves …

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Review: Beauty Has Her Way

By Lyndsey Holder

Brozek, Jennifer, ed. Beauty Has Her Way. Dark Quest, LLC (2011). 243pp. ISBN: 978-0-9830993-1-4.

There aren’t a lot of stories that feature strong-willed female characters in any format these days. Most of the women in movies, books, and television shows are only around to help the male hero be more heroic, either by getting into trouble and requiring his assistance, or by being his reward for a job well-done. You can imagine my excitement, then, when …

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Review: Jennifer’s Body

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into a screening of Jennifer’s Body. The trying-too-hard-to-be-cool artificial dialogue of Juno grew grating by the second half of the movie and I did not know if I could stomach something similar again. Fortunately, the obnoxious dialogue works well within the format of an 80s B-horror movie and that’s exactly what this movie feels like: a B-movie. And that is the problem, and the glory, with Jennifer’s Body.…

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Girl vs. Girl: Women, Relationships and Horror

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There’s a lot of talk right now about Jennifer’s Body and how it subverts the horror genre with its focus on women. I’m not going to discuss whether Jennifer’s Body is worth watching or not (I’ll review it in a few days), but I am going to point out that mixing women, their relationships and horror has been done several times before. It’s by no means a truly original premise, but, like I said, I will reserve …

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