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Author: Carol J. Clover

Title: Men, Women, and Chain Saws

Subtitle: Gender in the Modern Horror Film

Place: Princeton, NJ

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Year: 1992

Pages: 260pp.

ISBN-10: 0691048029 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0691006202 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Representations: Films / The Accused, Deliverance, Extremities, Hunter's Blood, I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Lipstick, Ms. 45, Positive I.D., Straw Dogs; Victims: Revenge


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Author: Carol J. Clover, Department of Scandinavian, University of California at Berkeley – Wikipedia


  Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  Introduction: Carrie and the Boys (p. 3)
  Chapter 1: Her Body, Himself (p. 21)
    The Slasher Film (p. 23)
      Killer (p. 26)
      Terrible Place (p. 30)
      Weapons (p. 31)
      Victims (p. 32)
      Final Girl (p. 35)
      Shock (p. 41)
    The Body (p. 42)
  Chapter 2: Opening Up (p. 65)
    The Female Story (p. 70)
    The Male Story (p. 85)
    Shifting Ground (p. 97)
  Chapter 3: Getting Even (p. 114)
    Urbanoia (p. 124)
    Rape Revenge (p. 137)
    The Body in Question (p. 154)
    City Girls and Redneck Rapists (p. 160)
  Chapter 4: The Eye of Horror (p. 166)
    Bull's Eye: Peeping Tom (p. 168)
    Looking in and at Horror (p. 181)
      The Assaultive Gaze (p. 182)
      The Reactive Gaze (p. 191)
    Cruel Cinema (p. 205)
  Afterword (p. 231)
  Films Cited (p. 237)
  Works Cited (p. 243)
  Index (p. 255)


Clover, Carol J. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Princeton 2015. – Bibliography: Info


Williams, Linda. Film Quarterly 46(2) (Winter 1992-93): 58-60. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1964–80), History of the United States (1980–91) | Film: Cinema of the United States | American films: The Accused (1988 film), Deliverance, Extremities (film), I Spit on Your Grave, Lipstick (film), Ms. 45, Positive I.D., Straw Dogs (1971 film)