TITLE

Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Slasher Film

AUTHOR(S)
Kendrick, James
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Film Criticism;Spring2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines how the film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" affirms and undermines several of the structure components of the slasher subgenre. It discusses the film's resultant ideological consequences in terms of gender, identification, the gaze and monstrosity. The author cites the film's complex structure and theme as what made it stands out from other slasher films. He highlights the difficulty of categorizing the film as a slasher due to its interstitial text, characterized by recognized subgenres without fully adhering to any of them.
ACCESSION #
47966996

 

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