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SPECIAL ISSUE | Performing the Blues: Illuminating How Color Schemes Relate to Detention, Gender, and Migration in Superstore and The Infiltrators

Author: Edward Chamberlain University of Washington Tacoma Download PDF version   In November 2015, the television sitcom Superstore debuted on the NBC network and quickly gained popularity, running for six seasons until March 2021. Showcasing the talented actress America Ferrera,...

“Neither Racial Justice nor Socialism but a Messianic Parody of Both”: the Jonestown Massacre at Forty-Three

Download PDF version   On 18 November 1978, just over 900 people were killed on the remote settlement of The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project—informally known as Jonestown. Located in Guyana, Jonestown was the latest and most radical manifestation of insular...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Color, Horror, and the Uncanny: Ari Aster’s Use of Color in Midsommar

Author: Felicia Cosey Jackson State University Download PDF version Horror filmmakers capitalize on the inevitable fear and dread that darkness elicits, from Alien’s (Scott 1979) Ripley walking down dark spaceship corridors to evade the monster, to Us’ (Peele 2019) Adelaide/Red...

Halloween: a Horrific Film Space

Download PDF version   Nowadays Halloween Night is popular around the world. It is associated with America, pranks, costumes, spooky candies, witches, and ghosts. Cinematically, this night took center stage when John Carpenter’s Halloween was released on 25 October 1978....

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