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© 2007

Misfit Sisters

Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage

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Introduction

This timely study breaks new ground in exploring how recent film and television horror texts articulate a female rite of passage, updating the cautionary concerns found in fairy tales of the past, particularly in warning against predatory men, treacherous females and unhappy family situations.

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family film girls television

About the authors

SUE SHORT lectures in Film and Media at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She has written on a variety of science fiction and horror-related themes. She is the author of Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity.

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