Showing posts with label film history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film history. Show all posts

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.


Monday, February 23, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 1 of 6: 1905-1978

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

1) Esmeralda (1905, dir. Alice Guy)
A short video of film stills someone found and posted on Youtube. Her horror films do not appear to be in the boxed set of "Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913" that Kino released.


2) The Pit and the Pendulum (1913, dir. Alice Guy)
This may not be the whole film, and there are no intertitles.



3) The Dream Woman (1914, dir. Alice Guy)
No video found.

4) The Woman of Mystery (1914, dir. Alice Guy)
No video found.

5) Anita (1920, dirs. Jacob & Luise Fleck)
No video found.

6) Three Cases of Murder, segment: "In the Picture" (1955 TV series, dir. Wendy Toye)
No video found.

7) Blood Bath (1966, dirs. Jack Hill & Stephanie Rothman)


8) The Amazing Transplant (1970, dir. Doris Wishman)
Trigger Warning.
Full film available at Dailymotion.

9) The Velvet Vampire (1971, dir. Stephanie Rothman)


10) Blood Sabbath (1972, dir. Brianne Murphy)


11) Vera, en cuento cruel (1972, dir. Josefina Molina)
Appears in 7 parts on Youtube. In French language, no subtitles, it seems.


12) Snuff (1976, dirs. Michael & Roberta Findlay)
Trailer available at Blue Underground's website.

13) The Mafu Cage (1978, dir. Karen Arthur)
Starring Carol Kane. Available for $2.99 at Youtube.


14) A Deusa de Marmore (1978, dir. Rosangela Maldonado)
No video online, just cool lobby cards.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Repost from 2011.

Dir. Amy Holden-Jones || 1982 || USA

For the next month, I'm going to be writing about the Slumber Party Massacre series of films, along with Sorority House Massacre. The Slumber Party Massacre series, along with the first Sorority House Massacre film, were all written and directed by women. The films were also distributed by two Roger Corman companies, New World, then Concorde (or New Concorde). Corman also produced all but the first Slumber Party Massacre film.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(Film) books, check 'em ouuuuuuuuut!

Repost from 2011, pre-grad school days. I re-read the two middle books at least twice during the course of my graduate education. The nitpicking may still stand, but I can discuss the theoretical issues with the two books pretty well when I want to.