Witches and Bitches to be screened by the Norfolk People’s Assembly

Come one and all for an alternative evening of festive fear on the 12th of December in Norwich. Hollywood Hegemony’s Witches and Bitches will be screened, along with  The Nightmare Before Christmas - which will be receiving it’s own Jack Brindelli analysis. We also plan to announce the HH fundraiser at the event – so don’t miss out!

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Happy Anniversary

Two years. I feel old. But we enter our third year here at Hollywood Hegemony with exciting news! Not only have we entered the 21st century by joining Twitter (#followushere) but our film “Witches and Bitches” will be screening at the Forum on the 12th of December at 7pm – more to follow – AND we’re on the brink of launching a kickstarter type thing to shift this project into a regular and polished site filled with interesting contributions. So stay tuned.

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We’ll also be redesigning the site after we purchase the domain soon.

Hegemony Incarnate: Why you can’t get rid of the Babadook

Why is it that we react with such withering contempt to our children when they see monsters? Is it because we really know better than them, or is it, really, because the assurances we give ourselves every day that things are “fine” are a bigger fiction than the shadows under the bed? In director/writer Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014) we’re asked some deeply disturbing questions that will leave you checking over your shoulder long after the credits have rolled… 

But what if he already is…

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The Walking Dead

In an article originally published on his own blog, Alex Hort-Francis examines the politics of The Walking Dead, and considers why, even in a post-apocalyptic society, we find it so hard to imagine a world without capitalism…

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The author is a PDS suffer himself, and a keen advocate for undead rights…

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The Witch of Your Mother – The Spanish Coven

To celebrate Halloween, Hollywood Hegemony proudly presents horror academic Irene Cuder’s thought provoking essay regarding the role of witches in demonising female empowerment. 

                    Irene also features in our final Horror Cuts film “Witching and Bitching”

As Creed states, “there is one incontestably monstrous role in the horror film that belongs

to woman – that of the witch” (Creed, 1993, p. 73). The film Witching and Bitching,

aka Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (de la Iglesia, 2013) offers a good example of a filmic

representation of male tension towards female empowerment by introducing a recently

divorced father who abducts his son and perpetrates a robbery and in her attempt to leave

Spain to start a new life with his son, he encounters an evil coven. Continue reading