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Horror Term
Paper List

Choose from the following list for TERM PAPER

    Your paper will be a thematic overview of the chosen author's work using the selected work or works as examples of those themes you see. You must employ at least two distinct critical approaches, including a critique of the weaknesses in a critical analysis by another author (Biographical and Historical together count as ONE). If you choose a dramatized work you must of course quote from primary text, which means if it was a movie, you need the script. You may not analyze a work you have covered in a previous assignment.

    Lyric/Poetry - choose 5-10 works by theme.

    • Dickinson, Emily. (Any)
    • Poe, Edgar Allan. (Any)
    • Service, Robert. The Cremation of Sam McGee
    • Other (must be approved by Instructor)

    Drama N.B. You MUST use actual dialogue from the movie, so make sure you have a script.
    • Barker, Clive. Hellraiser
    • Branaugh, Kenneth. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    • Browning,Tod. Freaks, Dracula
    • Burton, Tim. Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • Cameron, James. Aliens
    • Carpenter, John. Halloween, The Thing, Christine
    • Conner, Kevin. Motel Hell
    • Coppola, Frances Ford. Bram Stoker's Dracula
    • Craven Wes. Various, esp. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    • Cronenberg, David. The Fly
    • Cunningham, Sean S. Friday the 13th
    • Demme, Jonathan. The Silence of the Lambs
    • DePalma, Brian. Carrie
    • Donner, Richard. The Omen
    • Fisher, Terence Dracula, The Mummy
    • Fleming, Andrew. The Craft
    • Fleming, Victor. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    • Frankenheimer, John. The Island of Dr. Moreau
    • Freund, Karl. The Mummy
    • Friedkin, William. The Exorcist
    • Garris, Mick. The Stand
    • Hafstrom, Mikael. 1408
    • Harron, Mary. American Psycho
    • Herzog, Werner. Nosferatu the Vampyre
    • Hitchcock, Alfred. Various, esp. The Birds, Psycho, Marnie, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Dial 'M' for Murder, Stangers on a Train and episodes from television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    • Holland, Tom. Thinner
    • Hooper, Tobe. The Texas Chainsaw Masssacre, Poltergeist, Lifeforce
    • Karlson, Phil. Ben
    • Kasdan, Lawrence. Dreamcatcher
    • Kaufman, Charles S. Mother's Day
    • King, Stephen. Maximum Overdrive
    • Kubrick, Stanley. Various, esp. The Shining
    • Lambert, Mary. Pet Sematary
    • Landis, John. Twilight Zone: The Movie, American Werewolf in London, "Thriller"
    • Leonard, Brett. Lawnmower Man
    • Lewin, Albert. The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • Lynch, David. Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive
    • Mann, Daniel. Willard
    • Marvin, Mike. The Wraith
    • Murnau, F. W.. Nosferatu
    • Oz, Frank. Little Shop of Horrors
    • Polanski, Roman. Rosemary's Baby
    • Reiner, Rob. Misery
    • Rodriguez, Robert. From Dusk Till Dawn
    • Rodriguez, Robert, with Quentin Tarantino. Grindhouse
    • Romero, George. Various, esp. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Dark Half
    • Rosenberg, Stuart. The Amityville Horror
    • Schoedsack, Ernest B. The Most Dangerous Game
    • Schumacher, Joel. Flatliners, The Phantom of the Opera
    • Scorsese, Martin. Cape Fear, Shutter Island
    • Scott, Ridley. Alien
    • Sharman, Jim The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • Siegel, Don. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    • Spielberg, Stephen. Duel, Jaws
    • Teague, Lewis. Cujo, Cat's Eye
    • Underwood, Ron. Tremors
    • Waggner, George. The Wolf Man
    • Wallace, Tommy Lee. It
    • Whale, James The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein
    • Wynorski, Jim. Chopping Mall
    • Other (must be approved by Instructor)

    • Bachman, Richard (see Stephen King)
    • Blatty, William Peter.The Exorcist
    • Bradbury, Ray. Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Illustrated Man
    • Faulkner, Wiliam. "A Rose for Emily," Dry September
    • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Rappaccini's Daughter"
    • Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery
    • Kafka, Franz. "In the Penal Colony," Metamorphosis, The Trial
    • King, Stephen. (Any)
    • Lennon, John. "No Flies on Frank"
    • Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where are You Going..."
    • Poe, Edgar Allan. (Any)
    • Sarrantonio, Al. (ed.) any from 999
    • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein
    • Schreiber, Flora Rheta. Sybil
    • Stephenson, Carl. "Leiningen Versus the Ants"
    • Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Body Snatcher
    • Stoker, Bram. Dracula
    • Other (must be approved by Instructor)

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