The Castle of Cagliostro (1979, Hayao Miyazaki…

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)

wkwz: In The Mood For Love (2000) dir. Wong K…

wkwz:

In The Mood For Love (2000) dir. Wong Kar Wai

assyrianjalebi: Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (…

assyrianjalebi:

Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942)

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archae-heart:

ladybeegood:

lesbianspacepilot:

i think the horror genre as a medium to express female trauma is really good and can be done in a way thats truly impactful and beautiful but when men utilise it to fulfil some fantasy of theirs and completely miss the mark and it just turns into them getting off to women’s pain makes me wanna truly commit unspeakable acts and by that i mean storm hollywood and kill every male director in sight 

i don’t think this was particularly asked for or wanted, but here is a list of women-led horror movies that (to my knowledge) explore female pain and trauma without exploiting it (women-directed films in bold):

  • what ever happened to baby jane? (1962) dir. robert aldrich
  • possession (1981) dir. andrzej żuławski
  • mirror, mirror (1990) dir. marina sargenti
  • ginger snaps (2000) dir. john fawcett
  • the others (2001) dir. alejandro amenábar
  • trouble every day (2001) dir. claire denis
  • in my skin (2002) dir. marina de van
  • a tale of two sisters (2003) dir. kim jee-woon
  • high tension (2003) dir. alexandre aja
  • sympathy for lady vengeance (2005) dir. park chan-wook
  • teeth (2007) dir. mitchell lichtenstein
  • jennifer’s body (2009) dir. karyn kusama
  • black swan (2010) dir. darren aronofsky
  • silent house (2012) dir. laura lau & chris kentis
  • american mary (2012) dir. jen & sylvia soska
  • stoker (2013) dir. park chan-wook
  • carrie (2013) dir. kimberly peirce
  • soulmate (2013) dir. axelle carolyn
  • dark touch (2013) dir. marina de van
  • the babadook (2014) dir. jennifer kent
  • it follows (2014) dir. david robert mitchell
  • the witch (2015) dir. robert eggers
  • crimson peak (2015) dir. guillermo del toro
  • the invitation (2015) dir. karyn kusama
  • the lure (2015) dir. agnieszka smoczyńska
  • under the shadow (2016) dir. babak anvari
  • raw (2016) dir. julia ducournau
  • the eyes of my mother (2016) dir. nicolas pesce
  • a dark song (2016) dir. liam gavin
  • always shine (2016) dir. sophia takal
  • hereditary (2018) dir. ari aster

This is an excellent list. I want to add a few others:

• alien (1979) dir. ridley scott

pet sematary (1989) dir. mary lambert

• the descent (2005) dir. neil marshall

• the house of the devil (2009) dir. ti west

• oculus (2013) dir. mike flanagan

a girl walks home alone at night (2014) dir. ana lily amirpour

• dig two graves (2014) dir. hunter adams

• as above so below (2014) dir. john erick dowdle

honeymoon (2014) dir. leigh janiak

• the blackcoat’s daughter (2015) dir. oz perkins

• the hallow (2015) dir. corin hardy

• nina forever (2015) dir. chris and ben blaine

• we are still here (2015) dir. ted geoghegan

prevenge (2016) dir. alice lowe

• the monster (2016) dir. bryan bertino

• the transfiguration (2016) dir. michael o’shea

• hush (2016) dir. mike flanagan

• pyewacket (2017) dir. adam macdonald

• gerald’s game (2017) dir. mike flanagan

• still/born (2017) dir. brandon christensen

revenge (2017) dir. coralie fargeat

• sharp objects (2018) dir. jean-marc vallée

• halloween (2018) dir. david gordon green

• a quiet place (2018) dir. john krasinski

• the haunting of hill house (2018) dir. mike flanagan

• suspiria (2018) dir. luca guadagnino

chewbacca: Olivia Colman winning Best Actress …

chewbacca:

Olivia Colman winning Best Actress at the 91st Academy Awards for performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite

hirxeth:

hirxeth:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) dir. Quentin Tarantino

oldshowbiz:

oldshowbiz:

Joe Louis and Orson Welles tackle racism

reitdiep: highvolumetal: Jules et Jim , Fran…

reitdiep:

highvolumetal:

Jules et Jim , François Truffaut , 1962.

jeanne moreau

galsgadot: Rita Moreno in West Side Story (196…

galsgadot:

Rita Moreno in West Side Story (1961) dir. Robert Wise

filmgifs: Clean and bleed, bleed and clean. G…

filmgifs:

Clean and bleed, bleed and clean.

Gone Girl (2014) dir. David Fincher