Rant: Zombie Feminism

In a new indie horror flick called Deadgirl, two high school guys find a naked zombie chick tied up in the basement of an abandoned insane asylum, so they invite their pals along to gang rape her. Hailed by critics as one of the best horror movies of the year, Deadgirl generated tons of buzz at the Toronto Film Festival for its unflinching look at male bonding run amok. Along with other recent indie horror fare like Zombie Strippers, Deadgirl turns zombies into figures for militant social outcasts — preyed-upon women who return to wreak vengeance. Call it zombie feminism. It’s a subgenre that goes back to the 1980s, and every time it dies, it just comes back stronger than ever.

Wow a whole write up on chic’s who come back for vengeance and not one mention of I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left or even Staw Dogs if I remember correctly.

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