Gender and survival vs. death in slasher films: A content analysis

  title={Gender and survival vs. death in slasher films: A content analysis},
  author={Gloria Cowan and Margaret O'Brien},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The content of slasher films was examined, focusing on what portion of the violence is directed toward and committed by women vs. men and the survival rates, the juxtaposition of sex and violence for male and female victims, and differences between male and female survivors vs. nonsurvivors. Five student coders analyzed 56 slasher films (474 victims). Female and male victims were portrayed equally frequently in these films. Male characters were as likely to die as female characters as a result… Expand

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