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The Charnel House

James Rose

in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733643
eISBN:
9781800342064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733643.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the motifs of the haunted castle, the monster, and persecution and paranoia, which are intrinsic to interpreting The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Such is the intensity of ... More


The Bat, the Cat … and the Eagle?: Irene Adler as Inspiration for Catwoman

Richard D. Heldenfels

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay views Melville’s Captain Ahab from Moby Dickas a gothic villain. The standard, eighteenth-century Gothic apparatus – blood bonds with evil, haunted castles, a reliance on supernatural ... More


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