I’m staunchly defensive of violence in horror movies. Sure, sometimes it’s an exercise in exploiting a visceral audience reaction with some cheap splatter, but when it’s done right, it can exorcise our fears and neuroses, and even give some really subtle commentary. This is not to say I don’t have my critiques within the horror genre.
For example, we need more ladies perpetrating the gore!
‘M’ is for Misandry is a submission to The ABCs of Death, a competition where up and coming filmmakers can submit a letter-themed short horror movie or trailer. We follow our two murderers (anti-heroines?) as they target, trap, and torture unsuspecting men. While it’s clearly a shoe-string budget (and the editing could be a little cleaner), I’m totally into this concept. Can we get this greenlighted with a fat budget and maybe flip the damned “final girl” cliche?