The Slasher Film Is a Sub-Genre of Horror That Is Particularly Concerned with Exploring the Themes of Sexuality and Gender. Discuss the Extent to Which You Agree with This Statement, Drawing on Relevant Academic Reading

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The slasher film is a sub-genre of horror that is particularly concerned with exploring the themes of sexuality and gender. Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement, drawing on relevant academic reading and one slasher film of your choice. The slasher film is a sub-genre of horror that is particularly concerned with exploring the themes of sexuality and gender. Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement, drawing on relevant academic reading and one slasher film of your choice. Horror genre is one of the most likable genres of all times. In this essay I’ll have a look at a specific type of horror movies called ‘slasher’ films. It appears in 1960s with Alfred Hitchcock’s…show more content…
He is often very quiet and do not talk. His appearance is very important and in most films alike. The face of the killer is not shown, hidden in cinematographic way or hidden by mask. The mystery here is very distinctive part. The impression in most movies is that no one can kill him. Almost as he is already dead in some way. These two main characters are very noticeable when we watch horrors and most specifically slashers. Both of them have issues communicating with the others. Both the Final Girl and the killer are misunderstood from the other characters. We can see that the Final Girl is very different and shy in most cases. She doesn’t do and experience things her friends do. On the other hand the killer is in the same situation. Because of his separations from the others, he is not able to live ‘normally’ his life. With that different attitude we can easily relate both characters with their common alienation. The link between them is manifested even with their sexuality. Both characters are sexually repressed. The killer is the most important part for making slashers. Now lets have a look on how is presented to the spectator. As we have seen in most slashers the killer is in most cases offscreen. The camera work in these movies is very interesting, because it is presenting the killers point- of- view. In this way we are mainly looking through his eyes, observing the victims. Somehow with that

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