Resources on Feminism and Horror


Rhona J. Berenstein, Attack of the Leading ladies: Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996).

Noel Carroll, The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart (New York: Routledge, 1990).

James W. Clarke, On Being Mad or Merely Angry: John W. Hinckley Jr. and Other Dangerous People (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).

Carol J. Clover, Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Jonathan Lake Crane, Terror and Everyday Life: Singular Moments in the History of the Horror Film (Thousand Oaks, London, and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1994).

Barbara Creed, The Monstrous Feminine (London and New York, Routledge, ?).

Cynthia Freeland and Thomas E. Wartenberg, Editors, Philosophy and Film (New York: Routledge, 1995).

Cynthia Freeland, "Feminist Frameworks for Horror Films," in Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, ed. David Bordwell and Noel Carroll (University of Wisconsin, 1996), pp. .

Judith Halberstam, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1995).

David J. Hogan, Dark Romance: Sexuality in the Horror Film (Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, 1986).

Mark Jancovich, Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950's (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1996).

Tania Modleski, "The Terror of Pleasure: The Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory," in Modleski, Editor, Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1986), 155-66.

William Paul, Laughing Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994).

Chris Rodley, Editor, Cronenberg on Cronenberg (London: Farber and Farber Limited, 1992).

David J. Skal, The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror (New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993).

Andrew Tudor, Monsters and Mad Scientists: A Cultural History of the Horror Movie (Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 1989).

James B. Weaver, III, and Ron Tamborini, Horror Films: Current Research on Audience Preferences and Reactions (Mahwah, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996).

Linda Williams, "When the Woman Looks," Re-Vision, Essays in Feminist Film Criticism, ed. Mary Ann Doane, Patricia Mellencamp,and Linda Williams, The American Film Institute Monograph Series, Vol. III (Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984), pp. 85-88.

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