How have horror films been reflective of the times in which they’ve been made? What sorts of differences do we find between American and foreign perspectives on horror? How has the depiction of religion in horror evolved over the years? My guest is Kendall Phillips, a professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University, and the author of Projected Fears, which examines 10 landmark horror films (from Psycho and The Exorcist to Silence of the Lambs and Scream) and why they resonated with filmgoers during their respective eras. [Originally broadcast on WLUW’s Under Surveillance in June 2009.]
Horror Cinema in Cultural Context, w/guest Kendall Phillips
Kevin Fullam is a writer and researcher, with extensive experience in fields ranging from sports analytics to politics and cinema.
In addition, he has hosted two long-running radio series on film and culture, and taught mass media at Loyola University.
Episodes of his two shows, Split Reel and Under Surveillance, are archived on the Radio page.