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Title: The World of Horror Movies: An Anthropological Exploration of the Fictional Horror Genre
Authors: Schaffer, Marshall
Advisors: Himpele, Jeffrey
Department: Anthropology
Class Year: 2020
Abstract: What terrifies us? How do our thoughts of the world affect our relationship with the genre of filmmaking that specifically targets our anxieties and fears? Through anthropologically analyzing the presented cultures through a selection of movies in the fictional horror canon ranging from Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980) to Jordan Peele’s Us (2019), this thesis explores how our notions of community, religion, and monstrosity affect our experiences when our fears are realized.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Anthropology, 1961-2020

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