Film scholar Carol J. Clover coined the term “Final Girl” to describe the horror genre’s female protagonists like Nancy Thompson in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” who—through a combination of pluck, luck and relentless common sense—keep their heads about them when everyone else is losing theirs… literally. They’re the last ones standing at the end of of the picture.
The Sundance Film Festival is best known as a haven for the sort of risky, low-budget movies that might otherwise fall through the cracks between the latest Hollywood blockbusters… but that doesn’t mean Sundance movies can’t make some serious bank! Here are 10 films that took home a little something more than just awards and acclaim — from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” to “Memento.”
Mariel Clayton is one f-ed up artist! And I mean that in all the best ways. Mariel is a photographer who specializes in photos of dolls. Now, that’s creepy just in and of itself. But when you add to that statement the fact that Clayton beheads, mutilates, and depicts graphic death scenes with the dolls…