I received this message from UBC this weekend and it’s my absolute pleasure to pass this on to anyone who’s in Vancouver this weekend… Check it out!
One upcoming course that might be of interest to members of the Shivers Film Society is ‘Nightmare on Elm Street: The Anatomy of a Horror Movie Franchise’ (Nov 17)
Examine one of the most successful horror movie franchises in movie history – spanning all nine movies of the series, from the original through Freddy vs. Jason and the most recent remake.
This course looks at the history and background of this series, delving into creative and production details from script to casting to visual, mechanical and makeup effects. Attention is given to what makes a successful horror sequence and film, how tension is built through a combination of elements, and the history and progression of the genre. The course includes screenings of horror material not suitable for the squeamish.
The instructor, Rachel Talalay, is uniquely qualified to teach this course, having worked on the first six films in the Nightmare on Elm Street Series. She produced Parts 3 and 4 and directed Part 6.
You can register online at the website I have provided (http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/a/Course/Nightmare-on-Elm-Street-The-Anatomy-of-a-Horror-Movie-Franchise/UP667/) or call 604-822-1444. Cost is $50 with coupon code 1DAYF12.”