Frightening flicks involving feminine fears? (This is a good question for gender studies, psych, and cinema studies majors!)
I'm interested in seeing movies that deal with the dark side of the female psychology, or scary psychological issues that are more feminine than masculine.
For example, "Rosemary's Baby" did a great job exploring the feminine fear that the baby you are carrying could be evil/foreign. Also the whole vulnerability thing, without being too misogynistic.
The films don't necessarily need to be the standard exploitative "sex is bad" horror flick (see someone else's previous question
) but rather, movies that tap into primal fears related to women.
I'm interested in the fear of abandonment, jealousy, psychological issues with penetration, etc. Primal fears that perhaps lead to primal action. (Obviously many of these fears aren't purely feminine.)
I'm also interested in movies that explore themes of men being afraid of something inherent to women, such as a vagina dentata theme or perhaps something involving the maternal instinct gone wrong. If you can't think of any movies, feel free to suggest some possible fears. Somewhat loaded question, I realize, but I'm just brainstorming.
Please keep in mind I'm interested in movies that are able to do this without being overtly misogynistic, but rather tap into subconscious fears that run deep in some people. I suspect this probably is done with class more often in foreign films. Please help!