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Men, women, and chain saws : gender in the modern horror film

Author: Carol J Clover
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do the pleasures of horror movies really begin and end in sadism? So the public discussion of film assumes, and so film theory claims. According to that view, the power of films like Halloween and Texas Chain Saw Massacre lies in their ability to yoke us in the killer's perspective and to make us party to his atrocities. In this book Carol Clover argues that sadism is actually the lesser part of the horror  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol J Clover
ISBN: 0691048029 9780691048024 0691006202 9780691006208
OCLC Number: 24376504
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Carrie and the boys --
Her body, himself --
Opening up --
Getting even --
The eye of horror.
Responsibility: by Carol J. Clover.
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Investigates the appeal of horror cinema, in particular the phenomenal popularity of those "low" genres that feature female heroes and play to male audiences: slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films.  Read more...

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"[A] brilliant analysis of gender and its disturbances in modern horror films... Bubbling away beneath Clover's multi-faceted readings of slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films is the question of Read more...

 
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