Introducing Girl’s Night Frights
Day 13 brought us a chilling dynamic between Japanese and American horror films diving into the Ring films with Supernatural Rings. Day 14 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge, gives us the theme of female empowerment, revenge, and more supernatural sinister subjects with Girl’s Night Frights. Four films, in particular, have stood out within this realm, leaving a lasting cult following: Ginger Snaps (2000), May (2002), Teeth (2007), and The Craft (1996).
Directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps, takes a bold approach by blending horror with the nuances of coming-of-age using lycanthropy as a metaphor for the challenges of puberty. Lucky McKee’s May is a psychological horror masterpiece that explores the intricate layers of its titular character’s mind. The film slowly dives into May’s descent to madness. Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Teeth, horror takes a unique form with a blend of body horror and dark comedy by exploring the concept of vagina dentata. Andrew Fleming’s The Craft stands as a teen horror fantasy that combines supernatural elements with coming-of-age themes.
Each of these films has contributed uniquely to the horror genre, bringing forth empowering narratives and challenging societal norms. Ginger Snaps, May, Teeth, and The Craft showcase the versatility of women-led horror films with Day 14 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Girl’s Night Frights.