Family Blood: Roots and Ritual in Contemporary Horror Films
FAMILY BLOOD: Roots and Rituals in Contemporary Horror Films
Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
April 1-5, 2020
How and why do contemporary horror films depict families as sites and sources of horror? We are especially interested in discussions of inheritance, possession, trauma, and/or gatherings of families as a community or in a place for ritual-like practices.
Possible films to consider include:
Halloween I/II and the remake
House of 1000 Corpses
Nightmare on Elm Street
A Tale of Two Sisters
This is not an exhaustive list. Please free free to choose your own adventure.