Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics): Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition: 15 (Princeton Classics, 15)

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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics): Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition: 15 (Princeton Classics, 15)

Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Classics): Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition: 15 (Princeton Classics, 15)

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Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. That’s probably why there was a bit of a disconnect with me in that aspect but there were some good horror elements and relatability to this as I kept reading. According to Clover, one common trait amongst all victims in slasher films (male and women) is that they are sexual transgressors.

But the conclusion reached above is absolutely bonkers and is completely at odds with the climax (and honestly, most) of the movie. There is no condescension in this significant and probing discussion of psychology and sexuality and their role in lurid fantasy. Letterboxd is an independent service created by a small team, and we rely mostly on the support of our members to maintain our site and apps.It can feel a little dry at times, but it truly gives some interesting insights that can still be explored today. Please consider upgrading to a Pro account—for less than a couple bucks a month, you’ll get cool additional features like all-time and annual stats pages ( example), the ability to select (and filter by) your favorite streaming services, and no ads! Cinefantastic horror, in short, succeeds in incorporating its spectators as “feminine” and then violating that body- which recoils, shudders, cries out collectively- in ways otherwise imaginable, for males, only in nightmare. And if anybody’d towed it here for whatever batshit reason, they surely would have sat those soft turbine wheels up on cinderblocks or wood, at least. By using this model horror films add a further instability to their already unstable universe: now there is “slippage and fungibility, in which maleness and femaleness are always tentative and hence only apparent” (14).

Surprising herself, then, she reared back and slung the half-full bottle at one of the speaker posts, the bottle shattering hard enough that some of it came back at her. Clover asserts that this is most likely not due to audience’s fear of castration, but rather because of Western pop culture’s requirement that a hero be male. While her arguments are contingent on complicated gender and class disparities (she does not touch on race, which is notable, but perhaps is her knowing she does not have the perspective to make a true argument as a white woman), and symbolism. That, I suspect, is what people liked to see in these movies in an era of rising mega-corporations and big business: the little guy winning for once, even if it's only for a while.and I Spit on Your Grave - and one I have - Last House on the Left (based on Bergman's The Virgin Spring, which I've also seen). If she is the hero of the story, why do audiences want to watch the killer in the following sequels? Clover has a very engaging essay style, and thankfully I was also familiar with the majority of her primary references.

if you're willing to suspend your disbelief and accept that freudian theory is descriptive of the way the human brain works, clover does an excellent job supporting this argument. And a lot of times, even the Good Takes become Bad Takes by sliding down a subconscious slippery slope.On top of that, Clover keeps to a binary gender reading (and uses some outdated words for transgender folks). Just to look up at the faded old screen, half its huge white tiles missing, the other half peeling at the corners. com Original” by Stephen Graham Jones is an interesting short story about a creepy car, revenge, and of course, chainsaws.



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