From the pens and computers of Horace Walpole, Mary Shelley, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King (among others) have come Gothic tales that have striking visual expression on the big screen. Join us as we meet male and female characters who are imperiled and imprisoned within edifices and emotions from wild British moors, to haunted castles and crumbling abbeys, to the American heartland and beyond. We will view and critique three such films and learn about many others,while surveying actors and directors whose accomplishments within this surprisingly multi-faceted genre endure.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609