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In History No One Can Hear You Scream: Feminism And The Horror Film 1974-1996, Robert Mehls Jan 2015

In History No One Can Hear You Scream: Feminism And The Horror Film 1974-1996, Robert Mehls

Art History Theses & Dissertations

Horror films, like any cultural product, are a result of their time and place in the world. The traditional reading of horror films focuses primarily on the negative treatment of women. However, there are some moments of resistance that allow for a strong female representation. As the horror film is a genre that targets primarily the youth market, some of these women step beyond the traditional cannon fodder and emerge as feminist role models. Over time the ways and means by which women stepped out of the shadows in the horror genre changed. These changes can in part be traced ...