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The Giant Claw (1957)
Fred F. Sears (director)

Known as possibly one of the worst horror movies of the 20th century, The Giant Claw tells the story of a huge bird from an anti-matter universe who terrorizes airplane pilots (but apparently, not movie audiences). In addition, it is notable for featuring a female mathematician who is flying on board one of the endangered flights to run radar tests. For most people, this alone would not make the film worth watching, but if you're interested in portrayals of female mathematicians in fiction, this is one you should probably check out.

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  5. The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
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  7. You Don't Scare Me by John Farris
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Ratings for The Giant Claw:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
1/5 (1 votes)

MotifFemale Mathematicians,

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