February 24th, 2012


"I hate when people call them kids. Sounds like little goats."

As Women in Horror Month draws to an end, I've got a piece up on Rue Morgue's website celebrating one of my favorite women in horror films, and one of the genre's first Final Girl fake-outs: Annie from the original Friday the 13th.

That '80s Farrah hairdo. That amazing backpack (Caldor, I assume?). The way she always wanted to work with children (not kids because, you know, goats). How could I not have fallen for her right away? The essay is a valentine of sorts to Annie, and the actress who played her, Robbi Morgan, because in some ways she affected me more than any other woman in horror cinema.

Read "Annie's Hard-Knock Life" at Rue Morgue.