[Fantasia 2021] THE RIGHTEOUS & the Patriarchal Sins of Man

Mark O’Brien’s debut feature as director-writer tackles heavy, disturbing issues concerning male and religious power.

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Destructive Legacies of Fatherhood in Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED

The newest film from Larry Fessenden is a fresh take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that takes aim at our violent patriarchal culture.

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Lore – Season 2, Episode 5: “Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley”

This is the tale of Mary Webster, accused of witchcraft and hung. But that wasn’t the end.

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IT’S ALIVE: Attacking the Sanctity of Family

Larry Cohen’s IT’S ALIVE is one of the first really postmodern monster movies, where the idea of family and parenthood comes under fire.

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Miltonic Creation & Destruction in ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott’s continuation of the Alien franchise explores the act of creation, drawing major parallels to John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

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SCREAM 3: One of These Things is Not Like the Other

SCREAM 3 doesn’t match up with the other films in the series. Don’t count it out, though. Craven still brings the horror, with a dash of depravity & a stellar Neve Campbell performance.

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