Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we’re obsessed with this week.
Periods aren’t scary. Annoying, sure. Messy, sometimes. But rarely “scary.”
And yet, the horror genre has used menstruation as a vehicle for conveying terror and conjuring evil for decades. Whether it’s Carrie dodging tampons in the locker room or Beverly Marsh battling that blood geyser in It: Chapter 2, practically any time “” appears in a horror movie she’s presented more like a monster than a routine bodily function. Yeah, it can be problematic as hell.
But in Zu Quirke’s feature-length debut Nocturne, the tenacious writer-director isn’t afraid to subvert the sexist trope with her ferociously feminist yet restrained style. Read more…