Looking at the films of the Golden Age of Slasher films (1978-1984), and the role that POV perspective complicates viewer disidentification. Not to discount the abundant misogynistic, patriarchal messages reinforced by slasher films exploitation and glamorization of violence upon mostly female bodies, slasher horror can simultaneously work to reinforce dominant narratives, and simultaneously, force an audience into a point of identification with an otherwise marginal, ‘queer’ identity.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Written and Edited by Johanna Cameron for Queer Film + TV (RHMS 375).