ANS 372 • Asian Horror Film - W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
This course assumes the student's familiarity with classical horror films, European and American films to be precise, and the attendant theories on genre and spectatorship. While the theoretical speculations have taken American and European films as their models, they seem totally unprepared for the vibrant horror films emerging from Asia, India to Japan, and this is exactly our charge for the courseto better understand the cinematic style of Asian horror films. As any cinephile would testify while these films have the stock figures of ghosts and monsters, haunted houses, possessed women, and disasters they also question our settled ideas of beauty and disgust that imperceptibly shape our notions of racial, sexual, and national differences.