“Queer reception doesn’t stand outside personal and cultural histories; it is part of the articulation of these histories,”(Doty 80). In this paper I will be applying Alexander Doty’s essay, There’s … Continue reading Nightbreed: There’s Something Queer Here
In the 1988 film, Beetlejuice, the character Lydia, played by Winona Ryder says, “I, myself, am strange and unusual.” Indeed, Winona Ryder has played many characters since the late 1980s … Continue reading Strange, and Unusual: Re-examining Winona Ryder in Heathers
Based on the Stephen King novel, Carrie(1976) directed by Brian De Palma, is a supernatural horror film whose title main character is a victim/hero who also turns into the ‘villain.’ … Continue reading They’re all going to laugh at you, Carrie: Final Girl, Monster, or Both?
“Film, radio, and magazines form a system,” (Adorno, Horkheimer 1016) a system that infects everything with sameness according to the essay The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception. Film and … Continue reading They Live in The Mass Deception of The Culture Industry
Before cinema, photography, sculpture, and cave paintings there were stories. As new technologies and skills arise there will always be stories behind the images and new ways to tell different … Continue reading Inherent Affinities and Edward Scissorhands