The Scream Squad: Monstrous Moms (PODCAST)
When Monstrous Moms Attack! On this episode of The Scream Squad, Jamie and Chico kick off Women in Horror Month by looking at single mothers in horror. Why are single moms painted as villains while single dads get to be heroes? Do single moms “losing it” mentally, reinforce stereotypes about women being overly emotional? How does the idea of childbearing and the subsequent nurturing of a child (or lack thereof) used as a trope throughout horror? We look at THE BABADOOK, THE EXORCIST, FRIDAY THE 13th and more to understand why moms have it harder than anyone else in the genre. Tune in and don’t miss more Women in Horror coverage on our Patreon!