The Horror of Toxic Masculinity

How horror films reflect society’s evolving understanding of what it means to be a man.

Image from “Midsommar” 2019

Picture a terrifying monster from a horror movie.

What are you thinking of? A serial killer, wearing someone else’s face as a mask? A killer clown? A demon? An evil witch? Aliens that hunt by sound? Jeff Goldblum in fly makeup?

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A queer, herbivorous, leftist Viking. I write about society, justice, and popular media. UChicago grad. Based in Iceland.

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Björn Jóhann

Björn Jóhann

A queer, herbivorous, leftist Viking. I write about society, justice, and popular media. UChicago grad. Based in Iceland.

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