The dread of difference : gender and the horror film /

"Twenty-three film critics posit that horror is always rooted in gender, particularly in anxieties about gender difference and sexual politics ... This new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel s...

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Other Authors: Grant, Barry Keith, 1947- (Editor)
Format: Government Document Book
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.
Edition:Second edition.
Series:Texas film and media studies series.
Table of Contents:
  • When the woman looks / Linda Williams
  • Horror and the monstrous-feminine : an imaginary abjection / Barbara Creed
  • Her body, himself : gender in the slasher film / Carol Clover
  • The monster and the homosexual / Harry M. Benshoff
  • "It will thrill you, it will terrify you, it might even horrify you" : gender, reception, and classic horror cinema / Rhona J. Berenstein
  • Bringing it all back home : family economy and generic exchange / Vivian Sobchack
  • Trying to survive on the darker side : 1980s family horror / Tony Williams
  • Genre, gender, and the aliens trilogy / Thomas Doherty
  • Taking back the Night of the living dead : George Romero, feminism, and the horror film / Barry Keith Grant
  • Gender, genre, argento / Adam Knee
  • "Beyond the veil of the flesh" : David Cronenberg and the disembodiment of horror / Lianne McLarty
  • The horror film in neoconservative culture / Christopher Sharrett
  • Torture porn and uneasy feminisms : rethinking (wo)men in Eli Roth's hostel films / Maisha Wester
  • Horror, femininity, and Carrie's monstrous puberty / Shelley Stamp
  • The monster as woman : two generations of cat people / Karen Hollinger
  • Here comes the bride : wedding gender and race in Bride of Frankenstein / Elizabeth Young
  • Burying the undead : the use and obsolescence of Count Dracula / Robin Wood
  • Old times in Werewolf of London / Robert Spadoni
  • Daughters of darkness : the lesbian vampire on film / Bonnie Zimmerman
  • Birth traumas : parturition and horror in Rosemary's baby / Lucy Fischer
  • The place of passion : reflections on Fatal attraction / James Conlon
  • Feminine horror : the embodied surrealism of In my skin / Adam Lowenstein
  • Uncanny horrors : male rape in Twentynine palms / Lisa Coulthard.