Halloween at FACT with Liverpool Pride & Flis Mitchell Cert. 18

Wednesday 1 November / 7.30pm / The Box / £10/£9, booking via Eventbrite

 

Join FACT for an evening of eerie events in collaboration with artist Flis Mitchell and Liverpool Pride, to celebrate Halloween! Included in the ticket price is also popcorn, and drinks by Liverpool Craft Beer Co. which will be served on arrival.

 

This Halloween, FACT explores the notion of the monstrous feminine, beginning with performative readings from artist Flis Mitchell and special guests. With an aim to challenge and subvert the place of women within the horror genre from a feminist perspective, speakers will explore the idea of switching the passive place of women, to the role of protagonists with autonomy who survive, or to individuals who do terrible things. Taking inspiration from the concept of the ‘final girl’ trope in the horror genre, to the real life crimes of Myra Hindley, Mitchell and guests will challenge the received place of women within the horror genre and investigate the domestic as a place of violence through a series of readings of original works.

 

This will be followed by the Liverpool Pride selected cult film Daughters of Darkness (1972), a stylish and sinister meditation on sex, compliancy, and vampirism. Featuring an ageless, powerful female lead, the film explores the more common trope of the submissive female horror character, posits a male character into this setup, and examines the power seduction can have over any gender. 

 

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