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Mindhut's Definitive Guide To Female Horror Movie Directors

By Vadim Newquist Oct 30, 2013

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In the world of experimental cinema there are few filmmakers that broke as much ground as the Russian born Maya Deren who racked up an impressive filmography consisting mainly of mind-bending shorts that are taught as blue-prints for avant-garde cinema in film schools across the world to this day. Amongst her most highly regarded works include the Meshes of the Afternoon and Meditation on Violence, which are all incredibly eerie in tone and feature wildly inventive cinematography that is often out-right stolen by filmmakers to this day. Many regard Deren as one of the most important influences on horror and cinema in general and her sublime approach to the medium seems fresh even after more than half a century has gone by.

Tags: movies, slideshows, horror movies, women, female directors

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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