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Men, Women, and Chain Saws by Carol J. Clover
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: film-theory, horror-cinema, feminism, read-2011
Read from September 08 to 17, 2011

Super-dense critical theory, unfortunately quite dated now (originally published in 1990.) Thus, some of the films Clover focuses on are a little arbitary (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre II? Witchboard?) Having said that I would love to see her feminist take on the meta-horror of the 90's, and I also noted with great pleasure that towards the end she thought it was possible that vampires were going to get another go-round. Would love to know what she makes of Twilight, True Blood et al.

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