“Re-Imagining” Hegemony and Misogyny in the Contemporary Slasher Remake

  title={“Re-Imagining” Hegemony and Misogyny in the Contemporary Slasher Remake},
  author={Ryan Lizardi},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={113 - 121}
  • Ryan Lizardi
  • Published 31 August 2010
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Abstract Recently, cinema has been inundated with 1970s/1980s “slasher” horror canon “re-imaginings,” such as Halloween (2007). Comparing remakes to originals, the remake texts allegorically address contemporary concerns and power structures. Cultural implications of slasher remakes include hyperemphasis of the originals' hegemony and misogyny. Ironically, the remakes contain optimistic endings, pointing to hegemonic, misogynistic futures. 

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