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It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror

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It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror

SKU: 9781952177798 Category: Product ID: 434764

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Title: It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror
Author: VALLESE JOE/MACHADO CARMEN MARIA
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 17/11/2022
Imprint: FEMINIST PRESS
Price: $44.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

Through the lens of horror-from Halloween to Hereditary-queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.

Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings. Common tropes-such as the circumspect and resilient \”final girl,\” body possession, costumed villains, secret identities, and things that lurk in the closet-spark moments of eerie familiarity and affective connection. Still, viewers often remain tasked with reading themselves into beloved films, seeking out characters and set pieces that speak to, mirror, and parallel the unique ways queerness encounters the world.

It Came from the Closet features twenty-five original essays by writers speaking to this relationship, through connections both empowering and oppressive. From Carmen Maria Machado on Jennifer’s Body, Jude Ellison S. Doyle on In My Skin, Addie Tsai on Dead Ringers, and many more, these conversations convey the rich reciprocity between queerness and horror.

ISBN: 9781952177798
Dimension: 215mm X 152mm
Pages: 400

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Dimensions 215 × 152 mm