“Siding With The Victim, Part 2: Horror Films and the War on Women” by Jed Mayer and Ken Cancelosi

Horror movies have traditionally focused on tales of defeat, often at the expense of women. In this video essay, Jed Mayer and Ken Cancelosi draw on 1970s cult classics like Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and Brian De Palma’s Carrie to illustrate the war on women that’s long been waged within the horror genre.

 

 

 


Gender, Sexuality & Identity


Genre Style & Conventions


Horror Conventions & Techniques


NYC in Film


Social Horror


Roman Polanski


Rosemary’s Baby