Sunday, 30 December 2007

Men, Women, & Chain Saws Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover

I took a course in "horror films and their audience" at the NFT led by Dr. Brigid Cherry. This book, and Barbara Creed's The Monstrous Feminine were frequently cited, so they've been on my to read list for a while.

Academic but not impenetrable, this takes a deeper look at "low culture" horror movies and makes some useful points about the gender roles in the stories told.

A nice addition to the film library.

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