Visions of the Monstrous-Feminine is a film series that features female monsters who challenge the roles women traditionally play in families and communities. This series invites viewers to join three women on their journeys as they navigate patriarchal societies in which parenthood is both a responsibility and a vulnerability. Deconstructing the dynamics of the nuclear family, these films superimpose supernatural elements to create intense horror narratives that offer nuanced depictions of female monstrosity. Watch the monstrous-feminine come alive as day-walking vampires, demonic djinns, and surreal cyborgs redefine what it means to be human. 
Curated by Julia Elliott and sponsored by the South Carolina Honors College and Women’s and Gender Studies at UofSC, this series will screen at the Columbia Museum of Art and Richland Library Main. Students from Julia Elliott’s Gender and Horror Class designed all presentational and marketing materials.
Other screenings for the series, both taking place at Richland Library Main, include: 

  • Sunday, October 23 | 2:30 p.m.  Titane (Julia Ducournau)
  • Thursday, October 27 | 5:30 p.m. Under The Shadow (Babak Anvari)

“A fresh and exciting take on the extremely well-trod vampire mythos, Nikyatu Jusu’s acclaimed short film Suicide by Sunlight [blends] a host of diverse inspirations from the genre into something uniquely vibrant for the current moment.”

-- Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week