This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather that make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!
Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!
Whether you know her name or not, there is a solid chance that Linda Woolverton has been involved in some aspect of your childhood. As a screenwriter, she began her career on children's shows like The Real Ghostbusters and Ducktales. Later, she wrote the script for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. She also wrote the script for The Lion King, and the book for Disney's Aida musical. So it's no surprise that when Disney wanted to adapt an origin story for Sleeping Beauty's main villain, Maleficent, they turned to Woolverton. And she delivered a beautiful and sympathetic film that melted many a Honey heart. Our history with Disney wouldn't be the same without Linda Woolverton, and Maleficent has become a beloved part of that history.
Maleficent is available via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube VOD, Vudu, Google Play, & blu-ray/DVD
Watch Maleficent this week and tweet us
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