Publisher description for Gender and sexuality in Latin American horror cinema : embodiments of evil / Gustavo Subero.


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Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema explores the different mechanisms and strategies through which horror films attempt to reinforce or contest gender relations and issues of sexual identity in the continent. The book explores issues of machismo, marianismo, homosociality, bromance, among others through the lens of horror narratives and, especially, it offers an analysis of monstrosity and the figure of the monster as an outlet to play out socio-sexual anxieties in different societies or gender groups. The author looks at a wide rage of films from countries such as Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Argentina and draws points of commonality, as well as comparing essential differences, between the way that horror fictions – considered by many as low-brow cinema - can be effective to delve into the way that sexuality and gender operates and circulates in the popular imaginary in these regions.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Horror films -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Gender identity in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Gender identity in motion pictures. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01201854
Horror films. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00960370
Motion pictures -- Social aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01027384
Sex role in motion pictures. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01114654
Latin America. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01245945