Femme fatales were a staple in film noir movies of the 1940s and 1950s, but today you can still find many modern examples of wanton women who seduce their way into getting what they want. Just think of Amy Adams in “American Hustle” and Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl.”
Feminist exploitation movies have a way of turning violence against women on its head, taking the kick-ass female heroine to an extreme, turning women from victims into predators. They make radical ultraviolence a commentary on the treatment of women in society — and reclaim female power, especially when they come from female directors like the Soska sisters, the women behind DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, airing tonight at midnight.
The annual UK FrightFest is serious about scary movies. So serious they screen them all year long. But if you’re like me then you need Halloween as an impetus to indulge in all things poltergeist, zombie, monster and mutant. Fortunately, FrightFest is good for that too. All night long on Halloween, from 7pm to 7am,…