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From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out: George Romero and the Revolution of the Modern Horror Film

Joshua Rothkopf, senior film critic and film editor at Time Out New York, takes you through an extensive, detailed (and seriously fun) tour of decades of domestic and foreign horror cinema. Beginning with George Romero’s 1968 landmark Night of the Living Dead, the horror genre has taken on a deeper level of significance, speaking to the modern condition more provocatively than any other type of movie. We’ll watch the films in class and discuss them, with a special emphasis on interpreting them as expressions of sociopolitical anxieties—from the feminist “final girls” of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Halloween to fears of suburban conformity in Poltergeist and Todd Haynes’s Safe. Past titles have included The Babadook (2014), The Witch (2015), The Conjuring (2013), Donnie Darko (2001), The Blair Witch Project (1999), and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001).

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • The ability to analyze and interpret films

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Media and culture professionals
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jun 12 - Jul 31
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:45PM-9:45PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Whitty, Stephen
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $380