Horror Films and Grief

  title={Horror Films and Grief},
  author={Becky Millar and Jonny Lee},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  pages={171 - 182}
Many of the most popular and critically acclaimed horror films feature grief as a central theme. This article argues that horror films are especially suited to portraying and communicating the phenomenology of grief. We explore two overlapping claims. First, horror is well suited to represent the experience of grief, in particular because the disruptive effects of horror “monsters” on protagonists mirror the core experience of disruption that accompanies bereavement. Second, horror offers ways… 


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