Phallic Panic : Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny, Paperback / softback Book

Phallic Panic : Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny Paperback / softback


The horror film has always been populated by male monsters, many of which do carry out monstrous acts of violation, rape and castration.

The horror film is also filled with male monsters who grow fur, change shape, bleed and give birth.

What is it that defines male monstrosity? How does the male monster differ from the female monster?

In contrast to the monstrous-feminine, the male monster is almost always defined in close relation to its sexual other, that is, the male monster is a feminised creature linked to woman, nature and the animal.

Woman is the prototype, the male monster her impression.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 200 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780522851724



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