Horror movie- Essay

Horror movie

Prompts for Essay #2: Horror Films Pick one or more of the following prompts and write a well-organized, developed essay. The essay must be double-spaced and follow MLA guidelines. 1. Write an essay explaining the Final Girlmeans and how she is portrayed in horror films. You must provide several examples of the Final Girl from different movies. Suggested movies are Alien, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You must cite Lizardi and you may include other sources, like Carol J. Clover, author of Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, and Freud. 2. Write an essay on how some horror films reflect the fear of “the other” and could be based on society’s underlying xenophobia (the fear of something foreign).

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Movies like A Quiet Place, Warm Bodies, Train to Busan, and World War Z are good examples of xenophobic themes. You can use Asma, Bishop, Klosterman, and Freudas sources. 3. Write an essay explaining how often horror movies exhibit misogyny (violence towards women). Good movies to use are Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or any slasher horror movie. Give examples from several movies and explain why audiences would rather see women rather than men victimized in horror movies. Use Lizardi as your primary source, and include Freud. 4. Write an essay explaining how Stephen King’s terminology is in several horror movies.

Explain and give examples of horror movies that have reactionary, anarchistic, revolutionary, and conservative themes. Use King’s article as your primary source, and perhaps Freud and Noel Carroll. Further explain why we watch horror movies.  Key Points. Firstly you must have a clearly stated thesis statement in the first paragraph. Secondly you must refer to our readings and you must have at least four direct quotations. •The essays must also be at least four full pages with the Works Cited on a separate page.

Your arguments must be backed up by reasonable support and evidence. This is not a personal response. Limit movie summaries to one paragraph.•You must refer to horror films in your essay. •You can combine the prompts above using a connecting thesis(e.g. connecting Final Girl and misogyny or connecting xenophobia with Stephen King’s ideas)

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