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

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

Carol J. Clover


From its first ebook in 1992, Men, ladies, and Chain Saws has provided a groundbreaking point of view at the creativity and impact of horror cinema because the mid-1970s. Investigating the recognition of the inexpensive culture, Carol Clover seems to be specifically at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge movies. even though such videos were typically understood as delivering purely sadistic pleasures to their in general male audiences, Clover demonstrates that they align spectators now not with the male tormentor, yet with the ladies tormented--notably the slasher movie's "final girls"--as they suffer worry and degradation prior to emerging to avoid wasting themselves. The lesson was once no longer misplaced at the mainstream undefined, which used to be quickly turning out the formulation in well-made thrillers.

Including a brand new preface via the writer, this Princeton Classics variation is a definitive paintings that has chanced on an avid readership from scholars of movie thought to significant Hollywood filmmakers.

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