To celebrate Women In Horror Recognition month, Day of the Woman is celebrating by compiling the ABC's of women in horror.
TODAY'S PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER: O
The Japanese horror film Ōdishon (more well known as Audition) is a Takashi Miike masterpiece that served as one of the precursors to the American obsession with Japanese horror. Not only did it bring a new serving of over the top gore and cruel & unusual torture scenes, but it presented audiences with one of the most memorable and horrifying female villains in horror movie history. The film has since developed a bit of a cult following and Eihi Shiina's portrayal of Asami Yamazaki undoubtedly proved that women could be far more sinister than their male counterparts.
Obviously, there are PLENTY of women and films that have yet to be uncovered, but who knows...maybe they'll make an appearance under another letter. Stay tuned to Day of the Woman for a continuation of this series and
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