House of Psychotic Women : House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films

House of Psychotic Women : House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography 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. HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN is an examination of these characters through a daringly personal autobiographical lens
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