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Mindhut's Definitive Guide To Female Horror Movie Directors


Amy Holden Jones in the 1970s was a film critic that often bemoaned the lack of female voices in horror cinema, well with The Slumber Party Massacre she became one of the first female directors to ever tackle the genre with this Roger Corman produced B-Movie slasher. Did a cinematic feminist manifesto result? That's debatable, according to Holden Jones the film is a commentary on horror genre cliches and the roles of women inside them, but some accuse the film of conforming to much to these conventions. Regardless, the film is hard to take seriously (in a great way) and it's total fun that offers some of the most primitive pleasures that slice em' and dice em' films afford.

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