A Haunting Lecture: The History of Horror Films
In 1931, the United States film industry thrilled audiences with two movies, Dracula and Frankenstein. Both films, adapted from gothic novels about supernatural subjects, entertained audiences by frightening them. Each film enjoyed commercial and critical success, marking the beginning of a new genre of film: horror. This 90-minute course surveys 90 years of horror in film. It moves through the decades and uses iconic films to consider the significance of the genre, as entertainment, art, historical marker, and cultural critique. In addition to Dracula and Frankenstein, some of the films mentioned will be: Creature from the Black Lagoon, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining, and 28 Days Later.
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.