Fear and Loathing at the Cineplex: Gender Differences in Descriptions and Perceptions of Slasher Films

@article{Nolan2000FearAL,
  title={Fear and Loathing at the Cineplex: Gender Differences in Descriptions and Perceptions of Slasher Films},
  author={Justin M. Nolan and G. Ryan},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2000},
  volume={42},
  pages={39-56}
}
AbstractThis study investigates gender-specific descriptions and perceptions of slasher films. Sixty Euro-American university students (30 males and 30 females) were asked to recount in a written survey the details of the most memorable slasher film they remember watching and describe the emotional reactions evoked by that film. A text analysis approach was used to examine and interpret informant responses. Males recall a high percentage of descriptive images associated with what is called… Expand
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