By Jeffrey Sweeney What is it about horror movies that keeps us engaged, that keeps us coming back for more and more? As a director it’s something I frequently think about; what is it about this genre of film that by its very nature aspires to make us feel fear, the feeling many of us […]Read More Diaries Series: Jeffrey Sweeney
By Rana Liu I am a second year Master of Arts Management student from Montreal, Canada, where I did my undergraduate studies at McGill University double majoring in Political Science and English: Drama and Theatre. For The Final Trope exhibition, I have the immense honor to be the Project Director working alongside a passionate and […]Read More Diaries Series: Rana Liu
By Grace Hilliard The film that I remember first seeing that began my love for horror was the movie “Scream” (1996). “Scream” begins with a prank phone call received by Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore), a young blonde who is at first annoyed, then interested, then frightened. She’s alone in a large house out in the […]Read More Review: “Scream”
By Peter Jang Compared to a pop-up exhibition that me and my crew curates bimonthly, the projects that the course deals have significant differences in many different aspects. The most prominent difference was production. While my crew has to prepare production within couple hours, school projects have certain amount of time to set up on […]Read More Diaries Series: Peter Jang
By Alexandra Haas The entirety of this exhibition is to go in depth on the five main stereotyped characters that have generically been presented in horror films, the most used trope being that of the final girl. Films like Friday the 13th and Halloween and Cabin in the Woods have all shown this trope and, […]Read More Are Modern Horror Films Fixing the “Final Girl” Trope?
By Chandler Pepper Thus far this has been my first experience regarding production with an exhibit/exhibition within this setting. I’m apart of the events team and have thoroughly enjoyed curating the events for this gallery since it’s my strength. Gathering insight on what types of collaborations would work well with our theme, figuring out what […]Read More Diaries Series: Chandler Pepper
By Kelly Schmader I took Cinema 101 my first year of college over 10 years ago, in a traditional lecture hall with 70 other students. I fell asleep watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, got a C- on a paper about The Grizzly Man, but rabidly read every word of “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” (Links […]Read More Am I the Final Girl?: Feminism and Horror Film