The current cycle of horror movies subjecting victims – usually young women – to prolonged, graphic ordeals shows no sign of letting up. But, asks Nigel Floyd, has media coverage distorted the true nature and aims of such films ?
Being a specialist horror film critic has its perils. Whenever the genre enters one of its grislier phases, female friends start to question how a seemingly feminist-friendly man could enjoy and write about such apparently misogynist fare. The imminent (...)