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1970s Slashers and the Radical Reimagining Female Representation

This is a standalone/follow-up podcast to my last episode on American slasher films. In this episode I discuss early slashers from the 1970s, the Final Girl trope, and complex personhood. I look at The Last House on the Left, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Carrie as prototypical films that define and develop the trope which has become a major feature of the horror genre.

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Show Notes:

Arvin, Maile Renee. Pacifically Possessed: Scientific Production and Native Hawaiian Critique of the “Almost White” Polynesian Race. Dissertation, UC San Diego: b7759918.

Clover, Carol. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Creed, Barbara. The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, 1993. Print.

Gordon, Avery. Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1997. Print

“Go Cart – Drop Mix” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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HGTV Never Mentioned This: 4 Films About Haunted Places

If you’ve ever wondered whether those noises were *really* old pipes, these movies might be for you.

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The Surveillance State Just Won’t Quit: Control, Time, and Horror TV 2014-Present

To wrap up my series on TV horror, I’m talking about surveillance in both abstract and concrete terms.

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The Problem with Bi-Curious and the Virgin: Heteronormativity, Biphobia, and MTV’s Scream

In this stand-alone podcast I talk about the complicated politics of representation and sexuality in MTV’s Scream.

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My other podcast on Scream can be found here: https://openivorytower.org/2016/12/22/episode-6-scream-and-the-meta-final-girl/

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Horror Things: 5 Movies about Cursed, Possessed, and Haunted Objects

Five films to help you jump into the haunted object sub-genre.

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Catching Up: TV Horror Meets Cinematic Horror

Classic horror influences on The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Hannibal.

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Haunted Memes Film List

Five films that define and develop the “Haunted Memes” horror sub-genre.

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Is There Blood In My Hair?: True Blood, Supernatural, and Interpretations of Crisis

This blog continues my series on the history and development of TV horror. I’m taking an industrial, thematic, and fan theory approach to analyzing True Blood and Supernatural.

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Paranormal Film List

List of 5 paranormal horror films that either solidify or challenge sub-genre conventions.

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