In honor of this holiest of scary holidays, I have compiled a few of my all-time favorite scary chick flicks: ranging from horror classics to ridiculous fun.
At the end of the day it’s all bout the lumps.
“Her uniform consists of a Degrassi varsity jacket, though I think she’s too cool to actually be a part of any organized sport, and, of course, an opened peanut butter jar that she is always snacking on. THIS IS THE PERSON I WANT TO BE.”
The bitchy nightmare heiress of Downtown Abbey wears pearls.
Seriously, I don’t even want to say how many times I’ve streamed Bachelorette on Netflix on any given week. This is the post-Mean Girls movie that I’ve been waiting for, and if you’ve been wondering what happens to the “Plastics” in their late twenties, this is the flick for you.
“What I’m trying to say is that, Elaine Stritch was a bitch and she didn’t give a f*ck what you thought about her…She was the director of her own life and her tenacity and strong spirit will be sorely missed.”
Before I could watch Mindy Kaling wear pajamas while eating fast food all day or Ilana Glazer taking naps during her job in Broad City, I had Jaye Tyler and George Lass.
“For all of her diabolical plans to take over Sylvie’s life, Ivy made any person she was with feel like they were the most important and interesting person in the world. She could make you despise her but could just as easily win you back with a comforting smile and the feeling that she was the only person that could understand you and knew how to make you better.”
“This show is a testament to amazing writing, and the exceptional acting of Tatiana Maslany, who embodies each clone with such fervor it’s hard to reconcile that they are all played by the same person. Each woman is extremely complex and strong and make perfect examples of the badass and fearless women that I write about every other week.”
“Haven’t you heard? I’m the crazy bitch around here.”
When I think of these two, I envision them as the cutest queer couple that is into feminism and sharing an eco-friendly Subaru.
You know a girl gang means business when there’s a uniform requirement.
“With all those things and an endless supply of witty comebacks, Wednesday is a breath of fresh air to a generation of girls who felt like outcasts that didn’t fit the mold of a perfect girly-girl.”
“Unlike the mean girls in other movies who serve as the core of their clique, Lisa and Cokie are on the outskirts looking in. I related to Sokoloff’s characters because they were just like me, dying to be a part of a group that would never accept her.”
This dichotomy has been analyzed in numerous papers and books, but none do it with as much flair and fun as the teen cult classic, “Saved!”.
“She is unapologetic about who she is and where she comes from. Us Queer Latina cheerleaders need to stick together.”
Though her name is not Gilmore, Paris Geller is the true break out character in this gem of a series, as one of the most heart wrenching and complex portraits of a teenage mean girl.
“Geared with fruity roll-on lip gloss and knee high socks, Darla works at the helm of the barbaric ritual with such ferocity it’s hard to believe she’s just a teenage girl.”
Come take a walk on the wild side (switchblade not included) to explore the evil anti-heroine from Pretty Persuasion and why I love her.
“[No one can break] the spell laid by language on this word.” Happy Halloween, witchez.