This is an excellent blog post from my friend Abi See: characteristically insightful, humorous, intelligent, beautiful and engaging. You should follow her blog, which you can find here. https://abisbrainfarts.wordpress.com/
Originally posted on brainfarts:
Spoiler warning: Braindead, Carrie, Don’t Look Now, The Fifth Child, Frankenstein, Grace, The Innocents, The Orphanage, Prometheus, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, Splice, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Disclaimer: I am not a mother. Nor am I a demon baby. Let me know if you are a demon baby and feel that I have misrepresented you here. More seriously, if you are a mother I would be glad to hear your thoughts.
Trigger warning: childbirth, rape, incest
I’ve always found pregnancy scary. I frequently have nightmares about unintended pregnancy (which usually culminate in having to retake my Latin GCSE but all my pencils are broken and then suddenly the exam room is on fire and I need to give birth). Therefore it is not surprising that I find horror films featuring pregnancy, motherhood and evil babies especially terrifying. Naturally, my fascination is more often shared by women than men; I remember wincing alone all the way through the PrometheusCaesarian…
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