Thursday, 28 April 2011

Time Machine essay - The 'pleasures' of Horror

A second idea for the Time machine essay resolves around the horror genre. This opens up its origins into Gothic to explore and psychoanalysis theories. Maybe a film/s to look into for the psychoanalysis side would be the Nightmare on Elm Street where Freddy plays havoc in the dreams of the characters.

1 comment:

  1. This is much better idea, Max - explore the origins of our cultural preoccupation with what is fearful, ugly and grotesque - you'll need to look at the beginnings of the Gothic - which starts with The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole...