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