About / Filmography

This is the class blog for COM115.9, a course on contemporary horror cinema. It takes its title from a Wallace Stevens poem entitled “Re-Statement of Romance,” which may be read at the bottom of this blog entry.

Students are required to write blog entries of at least 500 words for each of the 17 films to be screened in class. The following is a tentative list and is subject to change:

November 10 [● REC] (Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, 2007)
November 17 Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel, 2008)
December 01 Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)
December 08 Grace (Paul Solet, 2009)
December 15 [● REC] 2 (Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, 2009)
January 05 May (Lucky McKee, 2002)
January 12 Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007)
January 19 Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008)
January 26 The Orphanage (J.A. Bayona, 2007)
February 02 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
February 09 A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim Ji-Woon, 2003)
February 16 Session 9 (Brad Anderson, 2001)
February 23
March 01
March 08
March 15

5 responses to “About / Filmography

  1. Hey. This blog was referred to me by Deb. As a horror lover, and a movie lover in general, this list brings me great joy. Maybe because the school I came from is artistically illiterate, but that’s beside the point. I hope each student enrolled in this class makes no use of any cuts, especially for 9/7 and 9/21. :))

    Yeah. That’s all. Thanks.

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  3. I sit in a lot of classes, i don’t know if you’ve noticed.i enjoy horror films but the random number system didn’t give me a chance at it in my concluding semester. I sat in the “May” session and i was wondering about the end of the movie when she was assembling her own version of Frankenstein’s monster. The parts that she collected from her victims that she then used to create her monster were all parts that she found aesthetically pleasing or would it be correct to say “perfect” about other people. So then i got to wondering, why then did she gouge out her lazy eye for her creation instead of the better one? And then i wondered some more.. because if you notice in the movie.. she never talks about her lazy eye. She has one, she knows she has one, but the only person to ever refer to it negatively was her mother. I don’t remember her having an opinion about her eye. She did get contacts to try to correct it, to make herself look more normal, but this could just be because all her life she was told that it was creepy. In the beginning scenes with her mother, you could sorta tell that it appalled her mother. She acted like it was the worst thing in the world that could happen to her daughter. She had her daughter wear a freakin’ eye patch. It kind of got me thinking about what she thinks of her lazy eye? maybe to her its the better one?

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