English Faculty Publications

Title

Remake as Erasure in 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Publication Source

Horror Studies

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.

Inclusive pages

57-69

ISBN/ISSN

2040-3275

Publisher

Ingenta Connect

Volume

3

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes