We Are What We Fear: Monsters and Horror Films

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Taught by J.R. Pepper

J.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher who specializes in Victorian spirit photography and Japanese popular culture. Her work featured on a variety of websites, album covers, galleries, press releases and publications, including  Haunted America:FAQ by Dave Thompson. She has done lectures and panels at various conventions including New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Salon Con, The Steampunk World's Faire, Catland Books and with the Morbid Anatomy Museum. She lives in New York and works as an archivist in a retouching studio and an assistant at The Burns Archive.  

image credit: Bill Wadman

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Monsters are synonymous with horror films. They explore the otherworldly, the supernatural and all manners of things that go "bump-in-the-night."  The things we fear have greatly shifted over time and this shift is clearly shown in horror cinema and is exemplified in the monsters that are meant to terrify.

Join us for an exploration of the monsters that make up the horror genre and how they reflect the change in the world around us.

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