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Cursed Quarters

Tuesdays, Oct 23 - Nov 20, 6 pm to 9 pm

At the heart of the genre, the horror film is about the struggle to maintain normalcy — equilibrium — in the presence of the supernatural. The haunted house film in particular presents the most dangerous threat to the institutions undergirding society: family, history, and land. The haunted house film twists and transforms our fears into visual demons that haunt the people and spaces we cherish most.

In this five-week Course we will delve into the subgenre of haunted house films and analyze how these films shape and disrupt our ideas of family, home, and ancestry. Each week focuses on a different aspect of the subgenre, from its cinematic and literary origins, and it’s portrayal of family and children, to its basis on “real-life” stories.

Cost
  • $125 General
  • $100 Student/Teacher/Senior/Military
  • $75 Film Streams Members

Includes course materials and snacks

Course Syllabus
Old Dark House1

The Old Dark House

1932

The Haunting2

The Haunting

1963

The Amityville Horror1

The Amityville Horror

1979

Poltergeist1

Poltergeist

1982

House3

House

1977