Horror and Disguise

horror film character behind mask in foggy setting
Part of the Humanities Dialogues @ ASU Poly Series

This month's session in the Humanities Dialogues @ ASU Poly series features the following two presentations:

"Horror Film as Social Commentary" 

The horror genre is much more than slashers and gore. Join us in a discussion about how films like "Get Out," "Desierto," "The Purge" and others represent real fears and reflect social anxiety. 

Donald Guillory, history instructor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, film critic and author of "The Token Black Guide" and "Bastards of the Bayou."

James Sabata, author and screenwriter ("Fat Camp," "It Stays with the House," "Shooting Samantha").

"The Least Likely Criminal"

Ask yourself these questions: Would you commit crimes to save your child’s life? How far would you go and for how long? These are the questions Cindy McDonald had to ask herself after her son was hit by a car going 45 miles an hour. When you hear what her husband does for a living, you will be amazed at what was stake for the McDonald family.

Cindy McDonald, Gilbert resident and author of "The Least Likely Criminal"

Jeni Grossman, author and religious studies instructor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

 

Photo by Superhero92 [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Department: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
Contact: 
Professor Wendy R. Williams
Thurs., Oct. 25, 12 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: 
Santan Hall, room 122
Campus: 
Polytechnic campus
Price: 
Free