Oct 16

The Evolution of Horror in Film: 90 Years in 90 Minutes

Tracy Stephenson Shaffer

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. You will gain an appreciation of the genre and see both classics and this Halloween season’s horror films with a new perspective.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.



Class Tuition

58 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.