Women directors bring new blood to horror, sci-fi films | Newsday

There’s something of a mini-tradition of women creating horror movies (and sci-fi, and fantasy) that defy assumptions — chief among them, that women can’t make marketable movies. But is genre filmmaking the great hope of women in filmmaking?

The latest example: “The Invitation” by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” “Jennifer’s Body”) is described by its director as “kind of a strange exotic bird, a psychological drama, suspense thriller and emotional story that eventually ‘goes bat [expletive] crazy.’ ”

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