Remake as erasure in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Dayton
Publication date: 2012-04-30
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