Lecturer: Kellye McBride
Teacher bio: http://peoplescolloquium.org/teacher-bios/
Horror has changed a lot since its roots in German expressionism and the early universal monster series and has emerged as one of the most self-aware metagenres of film. Therefore, the usual tools of early 20th century philosophy might be inadequate to describe all of the ways that horror has evolved within contemporary cinema. This lecture is focused mostly on contemporary horror of the past 20 years and the various ways in which film and theory have influenced each other in terms of producing smart, socially conscious film. While this lecture will still be mostly theoretical in its aim in terms of discussing aesthetic concepts, it will also be an introduction into contemporary film theory and challenge attendants to start thinking about how the future of horror might be shaped.