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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: 2015

Edition: Updated Edition

Pages: 272pp.

Series: Princeton Classics

ISBN-13: 9780691166292 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781400866113 (ebk.) – 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


  Preface to the Princeton Classics Edition (p. ix)
  Acknowledgments (p. xv)
  Introduction: Carrie and the Boys (p. 3)
  Chapter 1: Her Body, Himself (p. 21)
  Chapter 2: Opening Up (p. 65)
  Chapter 3: Getting Even (p. 114)
  Chapter 4: The Eye of Horror (p. 166)
  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 1992. – Bibliography: Info


»From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures to their mostly male audiences, Clover demonstrates that they align spectators not with the male tormentor, but with the females tormented—notably the slasher movie’s "final girls"—as they endure fear and degradation before rising to save themselves. The lesson was not lost on the mainstream industry, which was soon turning out the formula in well-made thrillers.
Including a new preface by the author, this Princeton Classics edition is a definitive work that has found an avid readership from students of film theory to major Hollywood filmmakers.« (Source: Princeton University Press)

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)