Ticket to Terror: Horror Film in the Age of Anxiety

Ticket to Terror: Horror Film in the Age of Anxiety

A good horror film offers not only entertainment, but social commentary as well. Serving as a lens into the fears and anxieties of its time and place, the horror film examines social and cultural issues such as race, class, and gender, among others. From 1920’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (considered the first horror film) to 2017’s Get Out (winner of an Academy Award), this presentation will address the horror film from a decade perspective. Come join in on these cinematic scares—presented online by English Professor Lillian Ruiz who teaches classes in media and popular culture, horror film and Gothic literature, as well as Shakespeare and women in literature. Pre-register for the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/.

Co-sponsored by The LAVA Center and Inclusion & Diversity Center at Greenfield Community College.