Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the titles of these episodes, “Strange Case” and “Meet Me in Daegu”? “Strange Case” (episode 5) uses supernatural elements to explore the issue of “passing”? What do her experiences as a white woman reveal to Ruby aboutContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6″

Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the titles of these episodes, “Holy Ghost” and “A History of Violence”? “Holy Ghost” (episode 3) employs many of the typical devices and tropes of a haunted house story, but it also adds a few innovations inContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4″

Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the series title “Lovecraft Country”? In exploring this question, you’ll want to include put push beyond the initial acknowledgement that the first part of the title refers to the writer or weird cosmic horror, Howard Phillips LovecraftContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 1 & 2″

“Under the Skin” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two responding to each of the following prompts: What is the significance of the title “Under the Skin”? As you explore you answers this question, be sure to consider the various literal and subjective implications of the phrase. One of the goals of both science fiction and horror is to allowContinue reading ““Under the Skin” Discussion Questions”

“Jennifer’s Body” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two responding to each of the following prompts: What is the significance of the title “Jennifer’s Body”? When responding to this question, you may want to consider any horror genre tropes related to that particular name. Further, you might explore why the title of the film explicitly refers to her “body”Continue reading ““Jennifer’s Body” Discussion Questions”

“Revenge” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: I always ask you to start by considering the title of the film, so is “Revenge” a simple, unadorned description of this film or is it something more? What cultural associations and moral implications does the word “revenge” carry with it? IsContinue reading ““Revenge” Discussion Questions”

“Prevenge” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: My first question should never be a surprise anymore. What’s the significance of the title “Prevenge”? Okay, it’s a pun. But is it an apt one? Why or why not? And beyond that, we might want to explore a lot of theContinue reading ““Prevenge” Discussion Questions”

“Raw” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: My first question should never be a surprise anymore. What’s the significance of the title “Raw”? What are additional meanings of this word that we might apply to the film? You should also know that the original French title for this filmContinue reading ““Raw” Discussion Questions”

“The Invitation” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: My first question should never be a surprise anymore. What’s the significance of the title “The Invitation”? Yes, there’s a physical invitation, one that is shown and commented upon, and which refers to other elements of the film, but after you addressContinue reading ““The Invitation” Discussion Questions”

“The Babadook” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: Just like I do with every film, I’m going to start by asking you to examine the title in some detail. What is the significance of “The Babadook”? What is a babadook and where does it come from? I encourage you toContinue reading ““The Babadook” Discussion Questions”