The archetypes of "bogeyman" and "final girl" within the slasher horror sub-genre: an enquiry into socio-cultural values

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dc.contributor.author Wentzel, Gareth Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-14T08:58:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-14T08:58:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Wentzel, Gareth Peter (2017) The archetypes of "Bogeyman" and "Final girl" within the slasher horror sub-genre: an enquiry into socio-cultural values, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <https://hdl.handle.net/10539/23887>
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/23887
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master in Arts In the Department of Film and Television Faculty of Humanities University of the Witwatersrand March 2017 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Drawing on Carol Clover’s theory of the male antagonist or "Bogeyman" and the female protagonist or "Final Girl" that define the American Slasher Horror sub-genre, I analyzed two original Slasher films, namely Halloween (Carpenter 1978) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (Craven 1984). I later outlined the evolution of these conventions within the Slasher sub-genre, using the remakes of both films respectively. I then endeavoured to explain the subversion of these conventions in France with the New French Extremity Movement, and analyse how these filmmakers successfully transposed a typical American subgenre to France. Finally, using New French Extremity, I attempted to subvert and transpose these conventions to South Africa by writing, producing and directing a short Slasher film titled The Teddy Bear Man. en_ZA
dc.format.extent Online resource (43 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Horror films
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Feminist film criticism
dc.title The archetypes of "bogeyman" and "final girl" within the slasher horror sub-genre: an enquiry into socio-cultural values en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MT2018 en_ZA


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