A New Wave of Horror Films About Women’s Deepest Anxieties Is Perfect Viewing for Our Summer of Discontent
Stephanie Zacharek / Time Magazine
Horror movies made by women and specifically addressing women’s anxieties or hyperreal strengths aren’t new, but there is currently a wave of new contributions to the genre. Some of the current crop are more effective than others, but all share one trait: They’re about vulnerability but not necessarily victimization. Most of the women in these movies aren’t heroic in the superhero sense, but they’re also not the girl who needs to be saved.