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INTRODUCTION If the abject is that which makes people uncomfortable, that which makes one’s skin crawl, that which pushes back against the orders of society forcing an audience to truly question why they feel uncomfortable, then the abject can be anything that society as a whole must reckon with. While Barbara Creed’s essay, “Horror andContinue reading “Monstrous Technology: An Exploration of Abjection in The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986)”
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge plays with the audience’s expectations of what to expect from a slasher film. In a complete inversion of the slasher’s “final girl” trope, the evil monster does not reside within the female lead of the film, the naïve Lisa who is in love without male lead, Jesse.Continue reading “Blog #10: Marginalized monsters and Sholder’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”
Candyman (1992) centers around themes of racial violence, distrust of the police, and unfair treatment of the black community. On its surface it seems as if any movie willing to acknowledge these themes would therefore be a positive advocate for black people in film. However, after closer analysis, the film may not constitute a “blackContinue reading “Blog #9: Marginalized Monsters: Race and Rose’s Candyman”
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