FILMS

KnitOneStabTwo
KNIT ONE STAB TWO (2022)

Short documentary

15 mins

Digital, Colour / B&W

UK

 

Status: In Pre-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 by Alison Peirse

Narrated by Tanya Vital
Produced by Beth Johnson
Edited by Chris Peirse
Music by _HEAVYLEG
Knitting Consultation by Helen Hands
Production Assistance by Kitty Fairclough
With thanks to Jamie Sexton, Erin Harrington, Donna McRae, Carolyn Gerk, Lynne Cornwall, Alex Hall and Michelle Glatt.