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ETKİLEŞİM Üsküdar Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Akademik Dergisi82Tuna TETİK*Tetik, T. (2020). The representation of the monster as the castrating mother: The psychoanalytical approach to Mama. Etkileşim, 6, 82-95. doi: 10.32739/etkilesim.2020.6.76Received: 21.08.2020 - Accepted: 26.09.2020RESEARCH ARTICLETHE REPRESENTATION OF THE MONSTER AS THE CASTRATING MOTHER: THE PSYCHOANALYTICAL APPROACH TO MAMA *PhD/Expert, Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Communication, [email protected], Orcid: 0000-0002-5135-957XAbstractThis article aims to reveal and discuss the representation of the monster figure as the castrating mother in the movie titled Mama (Andrés Muschietti, 2013). The study argues that the movie’s specialty is based on the characterization of the monster with psychoanalytical connotations. The monster and the female figure are often portrayed as related characters in the horror genre. Conventionally, the binary opposition between the male and the female causes to repres...