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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 character’s mind. Black Swan by Darren (More)
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, reflec (More)
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 the emotions s (More)
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 concern (More)

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