Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: Autosarcophagy and Autoerotism in Body Horror Cinema

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Kirsten Imani KasaiFollow

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School of the Arts


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Kirsten Imani Kasai

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Book Chapter

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The Body Horror Book, Oscillate Wildly Press

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Drawing from horror visionaries such as Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and Mark Powell, including introspective analysis of films such as ‘Tusk,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ and ‘Eat,’ The Body Horror Book is a nonfiction exploration of the monstrous aspect of the human form. By exploring the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of cultural and political affairs dictate the monsters created within fiction and film, The Body Horror Book is designed to educate, terrify, intrigue, and beguile, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole.

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