|Author||: Carol J. Clover|
|Publisher||: Princeton University Press|
|Total Pages||: 276|
|Rating||: 4/5 (293 Downloads)|
Download or read book Men, Women, and Chain Saws written by Carol J. Clover and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-26 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the popularity of low-budget cinema, particularly slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films, the author argues that, while such films have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasure to their mostly male audiences, in actuality they align spectators not with the male tormentor but with the females being tormented--particularly the slasher movie's "final girls"--Who endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves.--Adapted from publisher description.