The video below, created by Psych2Go, presents the seven most common phobias. Watch the video and discuss with the person next to you which of the phobias you personally find the most scary and why? Does any other things scare you? Be prepared to share snippets of your conversation in class.
discusses the nature of human beings and psychology in relation to the horror genre. Try to answer the questions below, after reading the text.
Suffer the Little Childrenis a horror short story by American writer Stephen King. It was first published by Cavalier in February 1972. The audio is taken from the audiobook Nightmares and Dreamscapes: The stories of Stephen King read by Whoopi Goldberg.
His Face All Red (2010) is a horror webcomic by Canadian comics author Emily Carroll. The webcomic went viral ahead of Halloween in 2010 and gained Carroll praise for her work.
Read or watch the webcomic and create a brief outline of the text. Afterwards, choose a couple of focal points for analysis. Your analysis must include terms from how to analyse graphic novels
1. Choose a couple of points that you want to focus on in your analysis of Drew Goddard 's The Cabin in the Woods (2011). It could for instance be the use of meta -elements, intertextuality or specific cinematic techniques.
2. You must present your analysis and/or focal points in the form of a visual product. All group members must participate in the production, and it must be at least two minutes long. You might be inspired WatchMojo's video on Scream (1996) below.
3. You can use iMovie, Windows Movie Maker or online tools such as Veed.io to edit and produce the visual product.
The short story in this assignment is entitled The Tell-Tale Heart and it was written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe in 1843. Read the story aloud in groups and make a brief characterisation of the important characters in the text. Afterwards, we will perform the subsequent court case of the narrator in class.
The poem in this assignment is entitled The Raven and it was written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe in 1845. It is arguably Poe's most famous piece of work. Listen to the poem below performed by Christopher Lee and try to create a brief overview or summary of the poem. Afterwards, see if you can identify some of the literary devices that Poe is using.
This short video showcases five examples of intertextuality. What is intertextuality? What is the purpose of intertextuality? What makes intertextuality differ from plagiarism?
The Shining concludes with an image of the July 4th ball at the Overlook Hotel in 1921. How can this image be interpreted? You might also discuss the style, the golden ratio, body language etc.
This video shows the pivotal scene in which Jack Torrance encounters the former caretaker Delbert Grady in the toilet. Analyse the scene using cinematic techniques and try to discuss the importance or signifance of the scene.
A popular conspiracy theory claims that Stanley Kubrick staged the Moon Landing in 1969 and that The Shining is his attempt of revealing his involvement, without breaching his contractual silence. Research the claim and see if you what pros and cons you can find to this theory.