Image still from film "Someone's Watching Me" featuring a close-up on a woman's face with an expression of petrified fear

HORROR COMES HOME: WOMEN AND THE MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE (NYC Online)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thu. Jan. 21, 2021
7:30 pm EST - 8:45 pm EST

Instructor
Amanda Reyes

Admission
$10 BUY TICKETS HERE or buy a Miskatonic NYC Full Semester pass for $40 HERE

The birth of the made for television movie just happened to coincide with the second wave feminist movement that was erupting along the streets of the United States. Television, which has always been interested in the female demographic, represented this movement in different ways, and the telefilm became a prime space for interrogating issues that were important to women. The genre telefilms of the golden age of the seventies and well beyond also challenged common stereotypes that have afflicted female characters for years. However, the action didn’t always happen on screen. Several women worked behind the scenes and had their hand in the production of some of the most memorable television genre films. Horror Comes Home: Women and the Made for Television Movie is a retrospective on the oft-maligned made for TV genre movie, exploring how these films spoke to its female audience in a way no other medium has.

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