Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

June 13, 2021
Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

This fascinating study relates horror film to recentinterpretations of the body and the self, drawing from feministfilm theory, psychoanalytic theory, cultural criticism and genderstudies. Applying the term horror broadly, this work includesdiscussions of black comedy, thrillers, science fiction, andslasher films. Central to this book is the view of horror as amodern iconography and discourse of the body. Badley'sthought-provoking analysis of films by directors Tim Burton, TobeHooper, George Romero, Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, David Lynch,David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, and Clive Barker, will be ofinterest to both scholars and students.