Real Monsters and Real Disgust: Comparing Reception of Freaks and Frankenstein

INTRODUCTION              Scholarship surrounding Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932) mostly includes discussion about public perception of disability. This discussion is certainly… Read more Real Monsters and Real Disgust: Comparing Reception of Freaks and Frankenstein

Nicole Diroff is a double-major in Cinema Studies and Philosophy, with a minor in Creative Writing. She’s also the editor-in-chief of this edition of Screen Culture, and hopes one day to become a full-fledged professor.

What Lies Within: The Grotesque in Early Horror and the Fear of the Other Side of Humanity

Given the nature and form of the modern horror film, such antique fare as Frankenstein, The Island of Lost Souls,… Read more What Lies Within: The Grotesque in Early Horror and the Fear of the Other Side of Humanity

Katherine Purvin is currently a Cinema Studies major a Oakland University, and hopes to someday work in the film industry as an animator. She can often be found at meetings of the Oakland University Filmmaker's Guild.