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The Heather Donahue Project, The Yellow King, FRIDAY THE 13th And More!
The Bite #119

The Heather Donahue Project, The Yellow King, FRIDAY THE 13th And More!

Women in horror have a lot to prove. Especially as filmmakers, we’re scrutinized with a microscope, often damned if we do and damned if we don’t. In The Blair Witch Project, Heather Donahue juggles the pressures of maintaining leadership in the face of mounting dread with her creative responsibilities to her subject. Though the road is rocky, to say the least, her choices resonate with me. They’re choices I would have made.

ROSEMARY’S BABY And The Insidiousness Of Medical Gaslighting, The Real Queen Of Horror And MORE!
The Bite #114

ROSEMARY’S BABY And The Insidiousness Of Medical Gaslighting, The Real Queen Of Horror And MORE!

In Rosemary’s Baby, the depiction of gaslighting, impressively brought to life by Mia Farrow, hinges on the real-life plight of so many women navigating the healthcare system to this day. We see the arc of a pregnancy carried to term under duress, through the majority of which the mother’s well-being has been deemed unimportant.