We talk about Jordan Peele’s films “Get Out” and “Us,” how he’s challenging the representations of black characters in horror film, and how the themes and tropes of horror have changed in the films of the past decade. This episode features Dr. Andrew Scahill and the students of Dr. Sarah Hagelin’s film theory class from UC Denver and Kyle Harris from Westword.
Cited in this episode:
Creed, Barbara. “Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection.” (Screen, 1986) https://academic.oup.com/screen/article-abstract/27/1/44/1630470?redirectedFrom=PDF
Du Bois, W.E.B. “The Souls of Black Folk.” (A. C. McClurg & Co., 1903) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408-h/408-h.htm
Goddu, Teresa. “Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation.” (Columbia University Press, 1997) https://www.amazon.com/Gothic-America-Teresa-Goddu/dp/0231108176
“Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” (Shudder, 2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9567548/
Mayne, Judith. "Cinema and Spectatorship." (Routledge, 1993) https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203133880
The song you hear on the show is "Belle et Triste" by Kariatida: freemusicarchive.org/music/Kariatid…elle_et_triste