Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

by Linda Badley
     
 

This fascinating study relates horror film to recent interpretations of the body and the self, drawing from feminist film theory, psychoanalytic theory, cultural criticism and gender studies. Applying the term horror broadly, this work includes discussions of black comedy, thrillers, science fiction, and slasher films. Central to this book is the view of horror as

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This fascinating study relates horror film to recent interpretations of the body and the self, drawing from feminist film theory, psychoanalytic theory, cultural criticism and gender studies. Applying the term horror broadly, this work includes discussions of black comedy, thrillers, science fiction, and slasher films. Central to this book is the view of horror as a modern iconography and discourse of the body. Badley's thought-provoking analysis of films by directors Tim Burton, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, and Clive Barker, will be of interest to both scholars and students.

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Explores the relationships between the horror genre and other discourses of the body; between the horror film and the cultural context; and among the horror genre, the film medium, and gender. The term "horror" is broadly applied to include selected black comedy, thriller, science fiction, and slasher films. Developed from a sophomore class in literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313275234
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1995
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series, #48
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

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