Comparative Analysis of Female Images in Chinese and Korean Horror Films in the New Century


  • Guanhan Zhao



Horror Films, China, Korea, Female Images, Confucian Culture


As one of the main types of commercial films, horror films have developed rapidly in recent years, and the female characters in horror films often occupy the main part of the movie narrative. South Korea is very similar to China, as it is a country deeply influenced by Confucian culture. The two countries have more or less connections in shaping female images in horror films. This paper will conduct a comparative analysis of the female image characteristics in horror films between China and South Korea after the year 2000, in order to further investigate the multiple factors that affect film and television creation.


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How to Cite

Zhao, G. (2023). Comparative Analysis of Female Images in Chinese and Korean Horror Films in the New Century. Highlights in Art and Design, 4(3), 76-78.