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House Of Psychotic Women (paperback) : An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films

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House of Psychotic Women is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films. Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Horror as a genre provides the most welcoming platform for these histrionics: crippling paranoia, desperate loneliness, masochistic death-wishes, dangerous obsessiveness, apocalyptic hysteria. Unlike her male counterpart - 'the eccentric' - the female neurotic lives a shamed existence, making these films those rare places where her destructive emotions get to play. Named after the U.S.-retitling of Carlos Aured's The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll, House of Psychotic Women is an examination of these characters through a daringly personal autobiographical lens. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and an examination of female madness, both onscreen and off. This sharply-designed book with a 32-page full-colour section is packed with rare stills, posters, pressbooks and artwork that combine with family photos and artifacts to form a titillating sensory overload, with a filmography that traverses the acclaimed and the obscure in equal measure. * comprehensive appendix * 1000 rare photos, many in colorshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 192 x 222 x 22mm | 1,038.72g
  • FAB Press
  • Godalming, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white halftones, colour illustrations
  • 1903254698
  • 9781903254691
  • 140,563

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"Fascinating, engaging and lucidly written: an extraordinary blend of deeply researched academic analysis and revealing memoir." -- Iain Banks, author of The Wasp Factory, Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, etc.show more

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