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MERRY-GO-ROUNDTABLE Episode 41: The Legacy of MEN, WOMEN, AND CHAINSAWS

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In our ongoing October series on horror films, Carter is joined by filmmaker Maren Moreno to discuss the incredible book MEN, WOMEN, AND CHAINSAWS: GENDER IN THE MODERN HORROR FILM. Originally published in 1992, this riveting book combines feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and cross-cultural literary analysis and applies it to slasher movies. The book made an indelible impact on horror, forever changing how the genre understood itself, pointing out tropes and commonalities in the way gender and sexuality are understood and processed in supposedly low-brow movies. Maren and Carter discuss the book and two recent horror films, DON’T BREATHE and RAW, and how they seem to be subverting so many of the tropes identified nearly 30 years ago.

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Carter Moon
Carter Moon grew up raised on Star Wars and Toy Story: there was almost no way to avoid falling headfirst into a love for the art of filmmaking and screenwriting. Born to parents who insisted on well-reasoned dinner conversations, Carter was writing arguments defending his opinions from an early age. His critical affection for pop culture drives his writing and podcasts every week.

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