100 Years of Monsters and Horror in Film
Mark Tyson B.A., M.A.
Do you like Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies? Well, this is the place for you! This is a English/Arts class about movie monsters and their literary counterparts. We will discuss the monsters, their origins in literature and legend, and watch segments of classic horror films in class
This class requires some writing as well as some viewing of classic horror films. Week 1: Vampires! We will discuss the origins of the vampire in literature and watch segments from the 1931, 1992 versions of Bram Stokers "Dracula" We will talk about Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, and others who have taken on the part. We will also discuss vampires of legend and folklore. I will explain why garlic and silver repels the retched beasts! Week 2: Frankenstein and Frankenstein's monster! Beware...
I hold a Masters Degree in English and Literature with a specialty in Gothic Literature. I wrote my masters thesis over Edgar Allan Poe and his Feminine Ideal. I have experience teaching Gothic Literature in public school and online. Plus, I really love this material and study it for fun!
There is a writing assignment in this class. The writing assignment will be assigned the 2nd class and be due the 7th class. The topics for the writing assignment will vary, but will most likely be an essay on a favorite horror book, film or both, or an essay on "What scares you."
I will be mainly sticking with films of the classic horror era where there is little to no blood and gore on film. Literature will be from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century researching the origins of Gothic literature and horror. We will be seeing clips from some of the more modern horror films. These will include some jump scares etc. I will not put anything in this course that I would be embarrassed to read or watch in front of my 5 and 9 year old grandchildren or any ordained clergy! However, if your learner is prone to nightmares, this may not be the class for them!
Meet the teacher
Mark Tyson holds a B.A. in English and Culture from New York Institute of Technology and a M.A. in English From Sanford National University San Diego, CA. He teaches English and Literature classes with a particular focus on 18th and 19th century...
$85for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
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