1. The horror film attempts to bring about a confrontation with the abject (the corpse, bodily wastes, the monstrous-feminine) in order finally to eject the abject and redraw the boundaries between the human and the non-human. As a form of modern defilement rite, the horror film attempts to separate out the symbolic order from all that threatens its stability, particularly the mother and all that her universe signifies.

    Barbara Creed - The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

    Film still from David Cronenberg’s The Brood

    Tagged #film #politics
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