The continued popularity of horror films reminds us that it’s fun to be afraid. But according to UVM Film Professor Tony Magistrale, the horror film is also an important reflection of a society’s fears and anxieties.
Magistrale’s new book, “Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film”, is a scholarly tour through the horror film landscape, from it’s gothic roots in the 1920’s and 30’s, through the contemporary irony of genre parodies.
Tony Magistrale lives in South Burlington, and spoke with Neal Charnoff about his book.
Note: Tony Magistrale will be appearing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in South Burlington, Wednesday evening at 7.