Queer as in Flaming Telepath ::: Horror Movies as Anti-Kyriarchal Dream Agents

so much of horror's appeal for me has to do with breaking apart the influences of patriarchal-heteronormative-cis/sexist-white supremacist-neoliberal capitalism & all its attendants (which i'll just shorthand as kyriarchy):

horror appeals to me like witchcraft, like satanism, like heavy metal:

inversions, oppositions, fragmentations
:::
RESISTANCES
:::

to the forces of kyriarchy,
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i've started thinking about the horror film space as not being fundamentally about "realism" -- but more like *romance* in the hawthorne sense ::: where night falls & moonlight subtly changes things ::: there are higher gradients of liminality between the real world & the mind.

things can intrude or escape. it's an oneiric space where abstractions can be granted SHAPE (see Halloween).

i loosely think of those Shapes in two ways:…

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  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Halloween
  • Satan War
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Short Night of Glass Dolls
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • The Wicker Man
  • Female Vampire
  • Vampyres
  • The Incredible Melting Man
  • The Psychic
  • Shock Waves
  • Suspiria
  • The Brood
  • Savage Weekend
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Beyond
  • Bloody Moon
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Tenebre
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Conquest
  • Night of the Comet
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Phenomena
  • The Last Slumber Party
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • The 'Burbs
  • The Wolf Man
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • The Blood Spattered Bride
  • Alucarda
  • House
  • Seconds
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • StageFright: Aquarius
  • Vampire's Kiss
  • The Stuff
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • Eyeball
  • Black Sunday
  • Penda's Fen
  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • Don't Deliver Us from Evil
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Witchfinder General
  • Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness
  • Werewolf Woman
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • The Witch
  • Christine
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night