Asst. Professor of Communication and Media Studies. Study video games & other types of popular media. Research focuses on gender issues and industry-level analysis.
Junior Contributor I
Evolution of Horror Films
What I am interested in reading about is how horror films have evolved over the past century. The original horror films were primarily based on suspense. Later, the slasher films of the 70s and 80s reigned supreme, and more recently, torture films in line with the Saw series of films had their time. While it is easy to trace what types of horror films have come and gone over the years, what are the cultural backgrounds that tie to the rise of different sub-genres? Do these films comment on society or are they the product of society? Both?