Event Title

Horror, Body Swapping Films, and Ageist Tropes

Start Date

19-3-2021 12:20 PM

End Date

19-3-2021 12:30 PM

Description

Body swapping films, often dismissed as silly romps, comprise a genre rooted in ageist notions about our corporeal experiences. Not only does the sustained popularity of this genre confirm our culturally embedded notions about bodies as they age, but subversions of the genre, like body horror, typically feature heinous crimes perpetrated by men in late middle-age who have strategically chosen young victims.

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Horror, Body Swapping Films, and Ageist Tropes

Body swapping films, often dismissed as silly romps, comprise a genre rooted in ageist notions about our corporeal experiences. Not only does the sustained popularity of this genre confirm our culturally embedded notions about bodies as they age, but subversions of the genre, like body horror, typically feature heinous crimes perpetrated by men in late middle-age who have strategically chosen young victims.