Horror in US Cinema

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Course Description
Ever watch a Stephen King Movie and wonder why it is that there’s always an Indian Burial ground connected to the haunting and violence? A monster is never just a monster. Rather, what frightens is the social body the monster signifies. Horror films serve as barometers for the unconscious fears, anxieties, and ideologies of the societies they stem from. Indeed, our ideas about our world, nation, and selves are often reflected on the horror film screen; the more accurate the reflection, the more terrifying and successful the film.