Maternal Horror Film

Melodrama and Motherhood

  • Sarah Arnold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sarah Arnold
    Pages 1-36
  3. Sarah Arnold
    Pages 37-67
  4. Sarah Arnold
    Pages 68-114
  5. Sarah Arnold
    Pages 181-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-206

About this book


Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood examines the function of the mother figure in horror film. Using psychoanalytic film theory as well as comparisons with the melodrama film, Arnold investigates the polarized images of monstrous and sacrificing mother.


critical theory film Psycho

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Arnold
    • 1
  1. 1.University College FalmouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-66857-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01412-2
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