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American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium$
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Steffen Hantke

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734539

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001

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Teenage Traumata

Teenage Traumata

Youth, Affective Politics, and the Contemporary American Horror Film

(p.77) Teenage Traumata
American Horror Film

Pamela Craig

Martin Fradley

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter delineates the political and ideological issues surrounding teenage protagonists in horror films. Pointing to many films’ self-conscious and often politically astute articulation of social class, gender, and race, it exonerates the American teen horror film from its critical dismissal as adolescent escapism or shameless pandering to the youth demographic.

Keywords:   American horror film, teen horror film, adolescent escapism, pandering

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