Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I'ma Theory Yo' Ass

Here be a good and interesting feminist essay on women in horror films:

The Final Girl: A Few Thoughts on Feminism and Horror

"While most theorists label the horror film as a male-driven/male-centered genre, Clover points out that in most horror films, especially the slasher film, the audience, male and female, is structurally 'forced' to identify with the resourceful young female (the Final Girl) who survives the serial attacker and usually ends the threat (until the sequel anyway). So while the narratively dominant killer's subjective point of view may be male within the narrative, the male viewer is still rooting for the Final Girl to overcome the killer."

Also offers an interesting look at the huge differences between women in American horror films vs. women in Euro horror...

Read it.


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