‘High Life’ Explores the Prison of the Human Body [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“She’s mine, and I’m hers.” The prison movie is a cornerstone of the cinematic landscape. Often adjacent to horror, there’s something inherently horrific about a building full of “convicts” jockeying for power. Criminal masterminds and the wrongfully convicted alike become pawns in a dehumanizing system and struggle to stay alive in the restrictive environment. Claire […]

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Neil Marshall’s ‘The Descent’ Explores the Concept of Female Strength [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“I’m an English teacher, not fucking Tomb Raider.” What does it mean to be a strong woman? Is it visible muscles à la Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Is it impressive feats of strength like climbing a mountain or braving white water? Is it putting yourself in harm’s way to save a friend? […]

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‘Heathers’ Exposes the Dark Heart of High School [The Lady Killers]

“Are we going to prom or to hell?” What’s the most important decision a teenager can make? Is it what to do with 5 million dollars two days before aliens blow up the planet? Is it what kind of corn nuts make the best pre-fraternity party snack? According to Michael Lehmann’s dark cult comedy Heathers, […]

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‘Audition’ Explores the Dehumanizing Pain of Modern Dating [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“Words create lies. Pain can be trusted.” Few things in this world are more frightening than dating. In addition to the fear of getting stood up or rejected, women have the added bonus of worrying that the person they’ve matched with might turn out to be a serial killer. It’s just smart to text your […]

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‘Fatal Attraction’ Is a Horrific Cautionary Tale With a Surprising Female Killer [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“If you ever come near my family again, I’ll kill you. Do you understand?” We’ve all heard the phrase “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” We pull it out when we see a woman reacting to the hurtful choices of a romantic partner, standing up for herself after rejection, or really expressing any […]

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Brenda Bates of ‘Urban Legend’ Is Feminine Rage Perfected [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“Don’t you want to be an urban legend, Nat? All your friends are now.” We heard from a friend of a friend of our roommate’s sister’s brother that there’s a killer on the loose at Pendleton University. Twenty-five years after administration officials swept a horrible tragedy under the rug, the current crop of attractive students […]

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‘The Others’ Offers Compassion to a Murderous Mother [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“Death of a loved one can lead people to do the strangest things.” Of all the female killers in the wide world of cinema, few strike such an abhorrent cord as a mother who kills her children. Assumed to be natural caregivers and expected to automatically love their offspring, we place a special taboo on […]

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Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’ Unwraps Murder Under the Christmas Tree [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“There’s someone in the house … absolutely trying to kill me, ya’know?” The Christmas season is upon us! The warm glow of twinkling lights fills the air. Green pine trees decorate our living rooms and every solid surface seems to be decked out with ribbons and garland of deepest crimson. What better time to celebrate […]

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Heads Roll to a Femme Fatale in Tim Burton’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ [The Lady Killers Podcast]

“You’re just in time to have your head cut off.” As the autumn days wear on, horror fans around the world mourn the passing of spooky season and turn their lonely eyes to November. What better film to watch while finishing off the Halloween candy than Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow? Adapted from Washington Irving’s 1820 […]

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