Abjection, Body Horror & New French Extremity
Exam q: 2 concepts. apply films to concepts.
three “gross” body genres share: excess of Hollywood film style, (draw attention to
themselves, bodily ecstasy, body is caught up in sensation. Body mimics what is on
screen) respond to the changing nature of gender.
Creed: Monstrous Feminine: instead of repression (wood) she uses “abjection” horror
film utilizes the abject and this relies heavily on the female character to push the
discomfort level even further. Monstrous feminine occupies several categories. Woman as
animal, witch, vampire,