The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Popular Fictions Series)

Barbara Creed


In just about all serious writings at the horror movie, lady is conceptualised in basic terms as sufferer. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed demanding situations this patriarchal view via arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the giant is the feminine reproductive body.
With shut connection with a few vintage horror motion pictures together with the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven `faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mom, significant womb, vampire, witch, possessed physique, significant mom and castrator. Her argument that guy fears girl as castrator, instead of as castrated, questions not just Freudian theories of sexual distinction yet present theories of spectatorship and fetishism, supplying a provocative re-reading of classical and modern movie and theoretical texts.

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