Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
Not every monster lives in the wild.
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
A lot of genre-film fans currently feel that horror is dying in our current era of remakes, and whenever someone asks me to prove them wrong regarding this, I always tell them to watch The Woman. This is a polarizing movie, and if you don't get it I doubt you will enjoy it. I was at a screening of the film where the director, Lucky McKee, was present, and things almost got violent when a group of men and women near the back started yelling at him, saying that him and his movie were a misogynistic piece of shit. I was shocked that this film could be read as anything but feminist, but I suppose some people don't understand irony.…
That is not civilised behaviour!
Oddly enough this is my first Lucky McKee film in over a decade as I had only seen the brilliant May from his filmography. Here McKee directs from a screenplay he wrote along with Jack Ketchum which is an adaptation of Ketchum's own novel. On the surface it looks like your typical torture flick, but call me crazy I saw much more in it.
Early on in the film I got the distinct impression that the story was making a commentary on the roles society imposes on women. We meet the Cleek family who the word dysfunctional wouldn't even begin to describe them. Father, mother, one son and two daughters. From the very…
Boys will be boys.
A powerful, angry, violent gut-punch of feminism and female empowerment. Watching THE WOMAN is like being lectured on the pervasiveness of male privilege in our society while a wigged-out chimpanzee throws blood and shit on your face.
Extremely difficult film to rate and review! While I appreciate the underlying messages in the film, the gore sequences and Pollyanna McIntosh's outstanding performance, it's not the kind of film I would want to revisit!
It DIDN'T have to go totally batshit crazy for the grand finale! The director really asked us to swallow more than we (I) am willing to chew!
Wow! I must admit, in the early parts of this i was unsure if I liked it or not. Those doubts were based on the average acting, weird editing and unusual plot. But mid way through that all changed, I was fully engaged and couldn't look away. This is a disturbing and bizarre ride that builds to a thrilling conclusion. Love it or hate it, a film this unusual yet amazing needs to be seen.
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“Irony has only emergency use. Carried over time, it is the voice of the trapped who have come to enjoy their cage.” – Lewis Hyde
I decided to watch The Woman earlier this year after seeing reviews that praised it highly as some kind of provocative feminist horror gem. Upon rewatch, there’s still no way I can get on board with this. I would actually consider “The Woman” one of my least favorite horror movies.
The monster of this ‘horror’ film comes in the form of a feral woman who’s been raised in the wild by wolves. Physically, she bares resemblance to a zombie and triggers the typical fears of being bitten or eaten, so a suburban…
You know those movies where you can imagine the director snickering on set, visualizing his audience cringing and jumping at the poorly written, unoriginal, shock value heavy film he's making for them? Yeah, I hate those kinds of movies too.
- The Spork Guy
This film revolves around what happens when a family forcibly take in a feral woman in order to civilise her.
Pollyanna McIntosh plays the titular role very well but sadly that's pretty much the only highpoint of the movie in my opinion. In places both the acting and dialogue were wooden but the biggest fault for me was the distinct lack of any atmosphere and/or tension during proceedings, which made a story that could have been unsettling on more than one basis if handled better turn out to be rather mundane and ultimately somewhat sterile.
The moments of gore are merely ok whilst the soundtrack choice seems bizarre to say the least as it certainly doesn't complement what's on screen.…
I don't know how I am suppose to feel after seeing this movie. All I know is that I'm glad I watched it. Terrifying and menacing, even the mundane moments are filled with dread.
Well made and very brutal, too bad it's complete pretentious sexist crap. The message is all men are degenerate scumbags and women need to dominate them.
Even having caught up with Lucky McKee's movies, I still reckon this offering is probably the best so far. This is apparently based on the third in a series of books by Jack Ketchum of which the second has already been (apparently fairly badly) adapted as "The Offspring". The synopsis on imdb seems to treat this as a follow-on from that movie. However, within the movie itself Lucky McKee actually makes the origins of the eponymous Woman more mysterious, with the suggestion seeming to be that she was raised by wolves. (In "The Offspring" she is part of a tribe of cannibals who randomly live in the woods.)
There's a fairly slow build up to begin with, but anyone who's…
What an embarrassment of a movie. Clearly the director doesn't respect women. Rape, beatings, etc...the movie was just such a turn off.
Had it been what it started with them trying to dometicate a wild woman, maybe it could have been alright, but the dad was such a scumbag, I was counting down to his obvious fate.
The less said about this turd, the better. Just so mean spirited.
I recall hearing about this movie a couple of years ago and the premise sounded intriguing. A wild woman is captured by a man and his family and they attempt to tame her. Based on this description I was unprepared for what the film revealed about the “well meaning” family. I can’t say too much else without spoiling the film, but if you are having trouble picking scary movie for the evening, give The Woman a try.
Not really my cup of tea.
Debería llamarse The Crazy Man.
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