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- DescriptionIn almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body. With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven 'faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator. Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than as castrated, questions t only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts.
- Author(s)Barbara Creed
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication09/09/1993
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitlePopular Fictions Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note20ill.
- Weight317 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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