FILMS

KnitOneStabTwo
KNIT ONE STAB TWO (2022)

Short documentary

10 mins

Digital, Colour / B&W

UK

 

Status: In Production
 

Knit One, Stab Two is an essay film that explores the representation of knitters and knitting in over fifty horror films from across the world. It reveals the teenagers who wield their needles to defeat monsters, murderous grannies turning on military killers, and sensuous vampires who caress their beautiful yarn while enticing their attractive victims. In working through these examples, it argues that knitting is a fascinating way to examine the complex dynamics of gender, ageing and power in horror cinema.

 

CREDITS

Written, Directed & Edited by Alison Peirse

Narrated by Tanya Vital
Music by _HEAVYLEG
Knitting Consultation by Helen Hands

With thanks to Lynne Cornwall, Carolyn Gerk, Michelle Glatt, Alex Hall, Erin Harrington, Donna McRae, Jamie Sexton and Johanna Wilson.