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Elder Horror to Haunt Your Nightmares

By: Maddi McGillvray  There has been a noticeable resurgence of evil older women (or crones) in contemporary horror films, particularly within the found footage subgenre. My virtual lecture will look at two prominent examples of this trend: M.   

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The Aging Men of Horror

By: Maddi McGillvray  Although elder horror narratives typically project anxieties of growing older onto women, there are some films that also delve into the horrors of men’s aging. Unlike representations of elderly women in horror that emphasize the   

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What is a Crone?

By Maddi McGillvray  “If you want to strike fear into the hearts of both men and women, bring out the crone.” – Kristen Sollée in Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive If you are familiar with fairy   

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Hanging Out with ‘The Exorcist III’ (1990)

By Gina Freitag This Halloween season, we’re keeping things dark and chilling with tarot reader Laura Hokstad as she leads our next lecture, The Hanged Man: Tarot Archetypes in Horror. You may have caught a glimpse of her on   

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Creating New Folktales for Generations to Come

By David Demchuk Writers and filmmakers around the world are using the tools and language of folktales to tell new stories to their audiences about the world we live in today. But how do you create new legends   

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Folklore vs. Folk Horror

By David Demchuk As you might expect, there is often some confusion about what constitutes folk horror and how it differs from horror based on or derived from folklore. Some of this is subjective, and there is considerable   

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Folklore and Horror: Once Upon a Time

By David Demchuk For many of us, our first exposure to horror was when we were children reading fairytales. Cutting open the wolf to free Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother? Terrifying. Cannibalistic witch baked in her   

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Shark Frenzy in Aquatic Horror and the Blockbuster Influence

Have you RSVP’d yet? Click the link to reserve your spot for Joe’s virtual lecture on August 12th, “From Bruce to Meg: The Evolution of the Aquatic Horror Blockbuster”! By Joe Lipsett When researching how Aquatic Horror has evolved,   

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Diving in with “The Year of Aquatic Horrors”

Have you RSVP’d yet? Click the link to reserve your spot for Joe’s virtual lecture on August 12th, “From Bruce to Meg: The Evolution of the Aquatic Horror Blockbuster”! By Joe Lipsett I’ve always had an interest in   

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Post-Apocalyptic Romance in “The Omega Man”

By Carolyn Mauricette The Motion Picture Production Code (created in 1930 and popularly known as the Hays Code after its creator Will H. Hays), was a code of conduct for the film industry to “maintain social and community values in