Saturday, February 28, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005 Part 6 of 6: 2002-2005

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

Last set of entries. 5 out of 11 have no video of any sort that is easily accessible online. I do not know if it is because these films were released in a sort of nebulous pre-and-beginning of Youtube era, or if it's for some other reason.

Feel free to comment with any I may have missed.
Maybe I will update through 2015 if I'm still around next year.


Friday, February 27, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 5 of 6: 1993-2001

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)

1993-2001, where a few masterpieces get mixed in with straight-to-video works, post-Scream cash-in sequels, and the rising Japanese horror.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 4 of 6: 1989-1992

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

1989-1992, and so the saga of Buffy Summers began.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 3 of 6: 1987 & 1988

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

1987 and 1988 were relatively busy years. And since these films were made at the height of the VHS era, even those that have yet to be released on DVD or Blu-Ray have made it on to Youtube in varying degrees of quality.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 2 of 6: 1978-1986

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

15) Alien Zone (a.k.a. The House of the Dead, 1978, dir. Sharron Miller)



16) The Haunting of M. (1979, dir. Anna Thomas)
Part I on Dailymotion
Part II on Dailymotion

17) The Godsend (1980, dir. Gabrielle Beaumont)*



18) Humanoids from the Deep (1980, dir. Barbara Peters)*
Trailer


19) Forfolgelsen (1981, dir. Anja Breien)
No video found, but the film was apparently available to watch at mubi.com for awhile.


20) Home Sweet Home (1981, dir. Nettie Peña)


21) The Slumber Party Massacre (1982, dir. Amy Holden Jones)*
Trailer - I wrote about the Slumber Party Massacre series a long time ago.



22) The Being (1983, dir. Jackie Kong)*
Trailer



23) A Night to Dismember (1983, dir. Doris Wishman)



24) Trial Run (1984, dir. Melanie Read)
Trailer



25) Mr. Wrong (1985, dir. Gaylene Preston) 
Trailer




26) Shadow Play (1986, dir. Sharon Shadburne)
Starring Dee Wallace and Cloris Leachman. Only clips seem to be available online, not a trailer or the full film.



27) Ghost Stories: Graveyard Chiller (1986, dir. Lynn Silver)
No video found.

28) Lovers of the Lord of the Night (1986, dir. Isela Vega)
No video found.

29) Sorority House Massacre (1986, dir. Carol Frank)
Late-breaking edit, will jump back in to 1987 tomorrow.