“I have nothing left to give”: Anxiety in mother! and Midsommar

As I have discussed in a previous post, horror seems to the genre that directors are turning to to discuss important issues that may be seen as taboo. One topic in particular is mental health and in particular, anxiety, has be woven into the genre but in a way where it is more than a… Read More “I have nothing left to give”: Anxiety in mother! and Midsommar

Unpicking the Witch: Suzy and Rose in Retrospect

When watching Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria (1977) and its thematic sequel Inferno (1980), it’s understandable that the mind would instantly capture the bright cinematography and bloody violence that occurs throughout the film. What Argento doesn’t receive credit for, however, is the portrayal of its female protagonists, Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) and Rose Elliot (Irene Miracle). Both characters are… Read More Unpicking the Witch: Suzy and Rose in Retrospect