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Remake as erasure in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) was remade as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) by Marcus Nispel. The remake erases the progressive critique of gender and family life in the United States that Hooper’s film screened and replaces that critique with a reactionary vision of sex, gender and family in the United States of the early twenty-first century.

Keywords: Texas Chainsaw Massacre; feminism; gender; horror films; psychoanalysis; remake

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Dayton

Publication date: 2012-04-30

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