Rachel Gunn


Rachel Gunn explores the indigenization of Hollywood genres, specifically the adaptation of the horror genre in a Canadian contest. Conflicts of nation intersect with those of gender as Gunn discusses the ways in which both John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps (2000) and David Cronenberg’s film Dead Ringers (1988) invert the traditionally masculine horror genre by interrogating the concept of the monstrous feminine. Gunn compares the films’ relationships to the Hollywood genre films from which they stem to the relationship between Canada and America as both the films and the nation are often perceived as similar to their monolithic cultural counterparts, but as Gunn argues, they differ in important ways.