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ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman$
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Alicia Kozma and Finley Freibert

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474482349

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.001.0001

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The Girls in the Mirror: Women’s Horror Filmmaking and Doris Wishman’s Each Time I Kill

The Girls in the Mirror: Women’s Horror Filmmaking and Doris Wishman’s Each Time I Kill

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(p.32) Chapter 2 The Girls in the Mirror: Women’s Horror Filmmaking and Doris Wishman’s Each Time I Kill
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ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman
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Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.003.0003

This chapter examines Each Time I Kill in specific relation to the similarities it shares with other U.S. women-directed horror films that bookended it, Mirror Mirror (Marina Sargenti) and The Dorm (Rachel Talalay). Analyzing the film through a dual focus on gender and genre analysis, Each Time I Kill is discussed as part of the tradition of women’s horror filmmaking that interrogate the effects of gendered power relations on identity, alienation, and constructions of femininity. Sidestepping the easy reducibility of feminism with women’s authorship, the chapter uses comparative formal and textual analysis of the film’s engagement with mirror imagery in relation to the trope of the “transforming girl-outsider.”

Keywords:   Horror films, Women’s authorship, Feminist horror, Marina Sargenti, Rachel Talalay

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