Monsters and Metaphors: The Art of the Horror Genre
Known for pulling back the curtain on the scariest moments in film history, award-winning filmmaker Alexandre Philippe explores the Art of the Horror Film and screens his latest documentary, "Memory."
Horror stories are designed to generate strong feelings from an audience. An open door to situations and environments that are extraordinary, this dramatic form of escapism invites the viewer to confront terror and suspense, then return to a normal world simply by exiting the theater.
This genre, arguably more than any other, has had the space to do bold things — to be transgressive and leave an indelible mark on the medium of film. Horror can also explore difficult or even unspeakable subjects and give the audience a greater understanding through metaphorical imagery and the visceral nature of the genre.
Join SCADFILM and two time Sundance Film Festival alum, Alexandre Philippe (78/52, Memory: The Origins of Alien, Leap of Faith) for a revealing discussion on the history of horror, the importance of this genre, and why monsters make excellent metaphors.