Sometimes the Severed Head Rolls Left
A Political History of the Modern Horror Film

Socialism 2019

July 04, 2019

The accessibility and mass appeal of filmmaking has long attracted politically minded artists. This has been more-true for Horror than any other genre. This talk will sift the muck and gore of b-movies and block-buster slashers to identify the political anxieties that stalk our nightmares, and will make the case that the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of monsters.

Save the date! Socialism 2020 will be July 2-5, 2020 in Chicago. Visit for updates.

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