The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

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Plot summary: In the near future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into thoughtless, flesh-eating monsters the few survivors call Hungries. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

Trigger/content warnings: This blog entry contains discussions of racism, child abuse and violence. It also contains rampant spoilers for the film version of The Girl With All The Gifts.

In this entry, I discuss¬†how the casting of the British zombie horror film The Girl With All The Gifts¬†makes it work as a parable for black people’s experience of racism.

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Haunter (2013)

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Plot summary: Teenage Lisa Johnson is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth, but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Trigger/content warnings: This blog entry contains discussion of rape, domestic violence and murder. There are also extensive spoilers for the film Haunter.

In this entry, I discuss girl ghosts, dead girls, domestic violence and the importance of execution over a wholly original premise in the Canadian mystery thriller film Haunter.

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