The Horror Film

Course Code
MDST 3502
Matthew Marshall

The Horror Film is a survey of the development of the horror genre in cinema, studying its major styles and periods from the silent to the modern era. In addition, the course will explore several critical approaches to the genre including formalism, psychoanalysis, and feminism and discuss both the public attraction and critical reception to the genre. Students will learn to identify the conventions of the genre and how filmmakers have conformed to or varied those conventions over time.