SCREAM TEENS FMS 394 Lesson 8
GUIDING QUESTIONS • What is the significance of the horror genre to teen film? • What is a “teen slasher film” and why do we see it emerge when we do? • How does Halloween (1978) critique ideals of suburban life and the sanctity of the nuclear family?
TEENS AND HORROR • 1950s Horror Teenpics • Exploitation films • Lurid Themes • Low Budget • I Was A Teenage Werewolf • Immensely profitable • Launched careers and its production company, AIP • Elements of other films • Spawned similar films • Blood of Dracula (1957) 1957. Dir. Gene Fowler, Jr.
TEEN SLASHER FILMS Halloween (1978). Directed by John Carpenter Centered on teens and young people Absence and impotence of adults Horrors of adolescence Senselessness of killings
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