Cult Horror Films of the 1980s

Series: Movie Madness University

The 1980s were arguably the most genre-expanding decade in horror history. Films came out at a record pace from studios large and small, driven by technological advances and the growing popularity of the genre. In this course, we’ll take a look at some cult classics of the 1980s and how, in their own special ways, each moved the needle further in the evolution of horror as a genre. The films we’ll consider include a slumber party slasher; a superbly bloody coming of age tale; a thriller based on the ancient tale of Oedipus; and a B-movie inspired by B-movies.

(For a list of specific titles that will be featured in the course, please email education@moviemadness.org with “‘80s class titles” in the subject line.)

Movies will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex, followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will be held Wednesdays in November at 7:00pm. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for all students and instructors.

Tuition is $75 for the four-week class, $60 for members. Class size will be limited to 18.

This class will be taught by Kia Anne Geraths, a filmmaker and educator. Her previous MMU classes include International Cult Horror of the 1970s, Women in Documentary Filmmaking, and more.

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