Horror in the 2010s

Train to Humanity

South Korea’s latest blockbuster hit and director Yeon Sang-ho’s first live-action film, Train to Busan, took a risk in producing yet another zombie, apocalyptic film. The zombie storyline has been overdone within the horror genre, yet Train to Busan succeeds in… Continue Reading →

Train to Busan, Has Plenty Brains, And Heart Too

By Danielle Williams Kevin Jagernauth reduces South Korean film Train to Busan into a culmination of other films and tired tropes while simultaneously comparing him to the country’s other successful horror directors, a bottomless pit that sees no winners. From… Continue Reading →

The Conjuring: When’s Daddy Coming Home?

By Danielle Mustin – The horror genre has famously placed the white, heterosexual couple at the center of the narrative. This couple is the embodiment of “normality” that Robin Wood explains is repeatedly “threatened by the monster” in horror. For… Continue Reading →

Terror in Mental Illness

By Erinn Ball – The idea of mental health illnesses as a horror movie plot line has been utilized heavily in the recent decade in movies such as Split and The Ward, where fear is created from within the main… Continue Reading →

On The Conjuring: Religious Guilt and a Greater Shift Towards Secularism

By Kelly O’Neill – The majority of the 2010s has been marked by a progressive sociopolitical landscape. Under former President Obama, the nation experienced perhaps the most progressive social norms to date. The Conjuring, released in 2013, reflects the new… Continue Reading →

All in His Head: Channeling the Cognitive in Insidious

By Tom Verdi – In his 2010 film Insidious, James Wan delves further into the notion of psychological horror that he explored in 2004’s Saw, creating a trending subgenre I call cognitive horror in the process. Rather than focusing on… Continue Reading →

Get Out and the Prison Industrial Complex

By Danielle Williams – Watching the recently released and highly anticipated debut horror film by comedian Jordan Peele, it was easy to see the surface commentary that he intended to get across. With the horror genre being notable for its… Continue Reading →

Finding the Uncanny in The Conjuring

By Megan Fitzpatrick – The use of the uncanny in horror film has been prevalent since the genre’s birth and while we have seen uncanniness itself transcend decades, it is particularly relevant in 2010s horror. In 2010s horror, the uncanny… Continue Reading →

Return to Normalcy

By Christina Chan – The 2010s in particular has a fascination with the past. Drawing from previous eras to materialize new substance is the culture of this decade. This can be seen socially through fashion trends pulling from 80’s and… Continue Reading →

It Follows and the Uncertainties of Middle-Class America

By Katie Lizza –   The horror films of the current decade cover a wide array of issues, from coping with mental instability to addressing the injustices of racism. One specific topic that represents a trend in contemporary horror concerns… Continue Reading →

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