The Madwomen in Our Movies: Female. Psycho-Killers in American Horror Cinema
STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER
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Come with me into the tormented, haunted, half-lit night of the insane.. . .Let me take you into the mind of a woman who is mad. You may not recognize some things in this world. And the faces will look strange to you. For this is a place where there is no love. no hope. In the pulsing, throbbing world of the insane mind, where only nightmares are real. Nightmares of the daughter of horror.
—Narrator/Demon (the voice of Ed McMahon) in the 1957 rerelease of John Parker’s Dementia (1955), entitled Daughter of Horror1