Men, Women, and Chainsaws
|Author||Carol J. Clover|
|Subject||Gender in slasher films|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film is a non-fiction book by American academic Carol J. Clover, published in 1992. The book is a cultural critique and investigation of gender in slasher films and the appeal of horror cinema, in particular the slasher, occult, and rape-revenge genres, from a feminist perspective. Although these films seem to offer sadistic pleasure to their viewers, Clover argues that these films are designed to align spectators not with the male tormentor, but with the female victim—the "final girl"—who finally defeats her oppressor. The book was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction in 1992.
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