"Yeah, I'm free everyday. It's in the Constitution." - Stephanie Zinone, Grease 2 "What scares me isn't how short life is, no, it's the pain, all the pain. I don't understand why there has to be any pain." - Sukie Ridgemont, The Witches of Eastwick "What are you, the last civilized man?" - Laura Alden, … Continue reading The Pfeiffer Woman
Part of why I love Wes Craven's Scream movies so much is they star not one, but two, female survivors: Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers. Gale is so crucial. She starts the first film an opportunist, leveraging tragedy for careerist goals. Then, when she gets real, so does she. Her humanity blooms and we root … Continue reading Gale Weathers, Forever
Living on lockdown, quarantine, or self-imposed isolation due to this horror film we're collectively starring in right now got me thinking about how easy it used to be to move through and within the subcultures of certain communal spaces. Specifically, because I'm a nerd to the nth degree, I'm thinking about a range of public … Continue reading “I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand”: Disappearing Subcultures
Michelle Pfeiffer’s birthday has been and gone. Michelle is my favourite actress, I’ve loved her through good movies and bad, and I’ve never seen a …Viva La Pfeiffer!
Wes Craven’s debut film The Last House on the Left (1972) was slapped with the "notorious" label for reasons that are glaringly apparent if you just watch the film. This notoriety, spurred on by critics losing their minds over the horrific violence of the film, only made people want to watch it more. Deep Throat … Continue reading Notorious