Horror movies: Malcom Turvey “why do we like horror movies”

There’s just something about horror movies that makes a person want to watch it all the time or not at all. It could be the adrenaline rush we get after getting scared or there’s just something about it that terrifies you to even lay an eye on it. Malcom Turvey, director of the film and media studies program explains why we like horror movies so much and what about it petrifies people as he quotes “Some theories argue that for a work to be classified as horror, it has to be threatening, in some way, shape or form ,the monster is often otherworldly or violates the laws of nature” and this could be the reason why people aren’t comfortable watching it because it’s not the norm. But some do enjoy watching it and Marvin Turvey quoted that “Horror films can put us in touch with what we’re really afraid of, which are often socially constructed fears”. This may be the reason we like it so much because we get out of our comfort zones and prepare our minds for the unusual.

Revised Daily Schedule

Mon, Oct 7: “Backpacks vs. Briefcases”

Wed, Oct 9: No class

**Fri, Oct 11: Open Lab assignment

Mon, Oct 14: No class

Wed, Oct 16: Classes follow Monday Schedule. 11:30-12:20: pre-writing for annotated bibliography. LIBRARY VISIT–We will meet in front of the library at 1:00pm

Mon, Oct 21: Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream”: In class, we will practice writing summaries and continuing our practice of rhetorical analysis

Wed, Oct 23: “I Have a Dream,” cont’d.

**Mon, Oct 28: Peer Review Annotated Bibliographies. In class, bring at least 5 full annotations of your genre texts to class (review the Annotated Bibliography prompt). Please print out two copies for class today.

Wed, Oct 30: Reading TBD; students to continue working on annotated bibliographies.

**Fri, Nov 1: Annotated Bibliographies due on Open Lab