In Mike Flanagan’s 2013 film OCULUS, a sinister mirror known as the Lasser Glass weaponizes reflected reality. It preys on the Russell family, distorting their vision and driving them to madness.
In her latest entry exploring Jack the Ripper films, Rebecca McCallum explains how the 2001 effort presents a world where institutions and the establishment exist to protect men while systematically ignoring and disregarding the welfare and dignity of women.
We examine how Stephen King's novel John Carpenter’s film adaptation highlight the evolving roles of women in American society and the difficulty in breaking long-standing gender stereotypes.
The third entry in our series examining the roles of women in Jack the Ripper films looks at Peter Sasdy's 1971 feature.
Hidden within the film's familiar beats is a story about parenting while dealing with PTSD, and the difficulty of caring for a child while struggling to care for yourself.