The Horror! The Horror!

Fall 2015 marked the inaugural section of the “twofer” learning community The Horror! The Horror!

This class is the combination of English Composition 2 (my course) and Introduction to Film (Jay Geller’s course). We’re integrating the curriculum and assignments for both courses for one super-course that’s focused on horror movies. That’s right! A six-credit course devoted entirely to horror movies! That’s amazing.

Here’s our syllabus: Syllabus: The Horror! The Horror! (English 152, Composition 2/Journalism 180, Introduction to Film)

The Horror The HorrorSince we only have so many hours available to watch movies, we’ve provided two lists:

1. a list of the movies we’ll be watching in class; and

2. a supplementary list of films for students to watch if they’re interesting in even more scary movies.

Our Syllabus Watch List:

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)

Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)

Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)

Let the Right One In/ Låt den rätte komma in (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)

The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002)

Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)

Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)

Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)

The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)


A Supplementary Watch List (the movies we love but couldn’t fit into class):

28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)

Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

American Mary (Jen and Sylvia Soska, 2012)

Audition/Ôdishon (Takashi Miike, 1999)

Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier, 2015)

The Host/Gwoemul (Joon-ho Bong, 2006)

The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009)

The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008)

The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)

Train to Busan (Sang-ho Yeon, 2016)

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (Eli Craig, 2010)

The Wailing/Goksung (Hong-jin Na, 2016)


We’ll keep adding to this list, so check back!






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