By: Gina Brandolino
Whether you have found this blog before classes begin or are visiting it after I showed it to you during our first class, I’m glad you have found the Course of Horror! In case you want to know what’s ahead for us this semester—here’s a taste:
- I’ve added the excellent film It Follows to the course schedule; we’ll study it and three other horror films!
- For the first time, ENG290 students will read the classic true-story horror book The Amityville Horror—and you’ll have the option to bring a friend and come watch the 1979 movie version at a special showing I’ll host the night before Halloween!
- Are you a fan of creepypastas? We’ll study three of them—Slenderman, Penpal, and Anansi’s Goatman story!
- The Motor City Ghost Hunters will visit our class to talk about their experiences with the supernatural!
So there’s all that, and much, much more! Also, this semester will be the third time this course will have a blog. For extra credit, you’ll have the chance to add posts of your own and comment on the posts that get put up over the course of the term, and we’ll also be fortunate enough to hear from several “Friends of the Course of Horror” guest bloggers who, while not enrolled in the course, will weigh in on a story we’re talking about or horror in general. Click around on the blog and take a look at past posts and, if you want to be notified when a new post goes up, sign up to receive notifications, which you can do on the menu to the right.
I look forward to a great semester with you all, horrifying in all the best ways!