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Arthouse Horror: Origins

Arthouse Horror: Origins
The past decade has seen a boom in "arthouse horror": films whose highbrow sensibilities distinguish them from the slashers and gore-fests that often characterize the horror genre. But there have always been filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of what horror can accomplish both aesthetically and narratively. This class will explore early examples of so-called "elevated horror," tracing a lineage that begins in the 1940s and whose influences are still felt today.

4/4: Cat People (1942)
4/11: Carnival of Souls (1962)
4/18: Don’t Look Now (1973)
4/25: Possession (1981)
This class will be taught by Kia Anne Geraths, a filmmaker and educator. Her previous MMU classes include the Cult Horror series, Intro to Varda, Science Fiction B-movies, and more.   Films will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex, followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will begin on Thursday, April 4th, and be held each Thursday through the 25th at 6:30pm.   Class size will be limited to 18.

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