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November 15, 2022

Horror Cinema course offered for spring 2023

Submitted by Shannon Blake Skelton

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The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will offer the course Horror Cinema for spring 2023.  

The course will provide a survey of the history of horror cinema, while exploring key works, subgenres, filmmakers, styles and critical approaches. Topics include theories of horror; international horrors; monster theory; zombies, slashers and vampires; silent horrors; the abject; intertextuality; representation, race and ethnicity; parody; Queer horror; genre hybridity; adaptation; the "splatter" film; aesthetics and design; gender dynamics; found footage; body horror; fan discourse; class; Universal Monsters and much more. 

Films include "Get Out," "Candyman," "Let The Right One In," "American Psycho," "Ringu," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Night of the Living Dead," "Dawn of the Dead," "Psycho," "Peeping Tom," "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge," "Fright Night," "Night of the Creeps," "Scream," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," "Nosferatu," "Hellraiser," "The Wolf Man," "Frankenstein," "The Bride of Frankenstein," "The Exorcist" and many more. 

Horror Cinema — Theatre 630 D — fulfills three hours of fine arts and aesthetic interpretation credit. The course is offered from 11:30 a.m.  to 12:20 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Enter "15749" in your enrollment cart. 

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Contact the instructor, Shannon Blake Skelton, at sbskelton@k-state.edu