The Scary Movie

1993, 8:16 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Ahwesh's two young actresses, Martina and Sonja, cross-dress in vampire capes and werewolf claws, re-enacting familiar horror tropes. A roughly corresponding soundtrack of stock screams and "scary" music suggests that the girls' toying with gender roles and power dynamics may have dire consequences.

With: Martina and Sonja. Audio Inspiration: Bradley Eros. Funding: The Jerome Foundation.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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