Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is an Australian film critic, author, academic and festival programmer who has written eight books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema with a particular focus on gender politics. Her books include Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study (McFarland, 2011), 1000 Women in Horror, 1895-2018 (BearManor, 2020), the Bram Stoker Award nominated Masks in Horror Cinema: Eyes Without Faces (University of Wales Press, 2019), and monographs on Dario Argento’s Suspiria for Auteur’s Devil’s Advocates series, Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45 for Columbia University Press, and Robert Harmon’s The Hitcher, published by Arrow Books. Alexandra has co-edited books on Elaine May, Peter Strickland, Alice in Wonderland in film, and Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. She holds a PhD in Screen Studies and is an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University and a Research Fellow at RMIT University, as well as a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Alexandra is also a proud member of the advisory board for the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies.

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    Ghouls to the Front: Rethinking Women's Horror Filmmaking (Austin)
    Tue. Sep. 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm GMT - 3:15 pm GMT
    The Mask in Horror Cinema: Ritual, Power and Transformation (LA online)
    Thu. Oct. 22, 2020 - 7:30 pm PDT - 8:45 pm PDT

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