“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”

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts: As always, I like to start by examining the title in some detail. Why is this movie called “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”?  What does that phrase ordinarily suggest and how does this film play with our typical expectations aboutContinue reading ““A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” Discussion Questions”

“Five Feet Apart” Discussion Questions

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What the significance of the title “Five Feet Apart”? How does this movie introduce us to its protagonist, Stella Grant? What is she doing when we first see her? What sort of a sister, daughter, and friend is she? What are herContinue reading ““Five Feet Apart” Discussion Questions”

Discussion Questions for “Us”

Please write a paragraph of two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of this film being titled “Us”? How is the idea of “us” complicated by the emergence of uncanny doubles in this film? “Us” has a lot of complicated elements, but sometimes it can be helpful to brieflyContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Us””