House Of Psychotic Women (Kier-La Janisse, 2012) Softcover Book PRE-LOVED


House of Psychotic Women is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films. Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Horror as a genre provides the most welcoming platform for these histrionics: crippling paranoia, desperate loneliness, masochistic death-wishes, dangerous obsessiveness, apocalyptic hysteria. Unlike her male counterpart – ‘the eccentric’ – the female neurotic lives a shamed existence, making these films those rare places where her destructive emotions get to play. Named after the U.S.-retitling of Carlos Aured’s The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll, House of Psychotic Women is an examination of these characters through a daringly personal autobiographical lens. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and an examination of female madness, both onscreen and off. This sharply-designed book with a 32-page full-colour section is packed with rare stills, posters, pressbooks and artwork that combine with family photos and artifacts to form a titillating sensory overload, with a filmography that traverses the acclaimed and the obscure in equal measure. – comprehensive appendix – 1000 rare photos, many in colour.


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CONDITION Pre-Loved (almost new condition) AUTHOR Kier-La Janisse COUNTRY OF ORIGIN UK PUBLISHER FAB Press YEAR OF PUBLICATION 2012 FORMAT Softcover, colour cover, colour and b&w pages, illustrated NO. OF PAGES 360 ISBN 9781903254691

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Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 22.5 × 19.3 × 2.1 cm


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