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Feminist Halloween 2017: Day 24: “Ghosts are Scary, Disabled People are Not: The Troubling Rise of the Haunted Asylum”

In doing some research on the trope of asylums in horror, I found this excellent article on Nursing Clio on the problems with using “insane asylums” for ghost hunting and ghost tours: 329 more words

Feminist Halloween

31 Days of Halloween - The Final Girl(s)

What is The Final Girl (in caps)?  The Final Girl (in caps) is a generic horror movie trope used to denote the strong female character who will survive til the end to defeat the bad guy.  725 more words


The Subversion of the Final Girl Trope in Modern Horror Films

**This is a follow-up article for “The Establishment and Variations of the Final Girl Trope”, so I recommend that you read that one first.**

Starting in the late 1990’s, filmmakers began to subvert the now tired final girl trope in fresh and never-before-attempted ways. 649 more words

Final Girl

The Establishment and Variations of the Final Girl Trope

SPOILER ALERT: This blog post will discuss the “final girl” trope as seen in horror and science fiction/fantasy films. Due to the nature of this trope, major character deaths and endings from various movies are discussed in detail, and this post contains many spoilers. 763 more words

Final Girl

Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Genre: Thriller

A sinister thriller, full of twists and turns. 

Quincy, Lisa and Samantha have never met, but they share a terrible history: they’re all Final Girls. 828 more words

For Readers

Episode 1 - The Cabin in the Woods

Welcome to Beyond the Cabin in the Woods: A Good Ghouls Guide to Horror.

In this premiere episode, your polterguides Debbie, Donna, Adrean, and Kenzi watched Joss Whedon’s… 42 more words