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!
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.
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…
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
Halloween is here again, and with it comes the third and final instalment of Jack Brindelli’s “Horror Cuts” trilogy. Patriarchs prepare, you’re in for a scare.
And here are the other two instalments in case you missed them…
In his latest piece for Hollywood Hegemony, writer Adam Hofmeister reviews ‘Will and Testament’, Skip Kite’s “fitting tribute for a socialist hero”, and pays his own respects to the life and ideas of the late Tony Benn.