Discussion Questions for “Eve’s Bayou”

Write a short paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the title “Eve’s Bayou” and the back story told in voiceover by the title character Eve who is named after her family’s matriarch? Remember to consider the importance of the setting named in the title. DescribeContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Eve’s Bayou””

Discussion Questions for “Tales from the Hood”

From its opening scenes, this film feels different from the other horror movies in our current series. How? Why? Describe our narrator, the mortician Mr. Simms. How is this framing device useful for the collection of short tales that follow and how does it link them together into a coherent narrative? What is the significanceContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Tales from the Hood””

Discussion Questions for “The People Under the Stairs”

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the title “The People Under the Stairs” both specifically to the narrative of the film and looking at the term from a broader cultural context? What sorts of people are “under the stairs” and why? As theContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “The People Under the Stairs””

Discussion Questions for “Ganja & Hess”

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. As implied by the title, we have two main protagonists in “Ganja & Hess.” Describe each of their individual characters. How do they dress and present themselves? What do they desire separately and together? Discuss their relationship. How do all of theseContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Ganja & Hess””

Discussion Questions for “Night of the Living Dead”

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. The main protagonist of “Night of the Living Dead,” Ben (Duane Jones) is the first Black lead in a major American horror film. How would you describe Ben as a character? How does he dress and act? What are his main traits?Continue reading “Discussion Questions for “Night of the Living Dead””

Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 7 & 8

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. In your responses, remember to consider the significance of the titles of these two episodes, “I Am” and “Jig-A-Bobo.” “I Am” (episode 7) focuses on Hippolyta and her efforts to find out what truly happened to George and to solve the puzzleContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 7 & 8″

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”