Couch your discussion of the question in the appropriate assigned and optional readings, as well as outside readings you might select. Paraphrase, rather than quote, wherever possible. Compare the treatment of collective trauma through allegory in 4 films: Night of the Living Dead, Cloverfield, Wolf Creek, and Get Out. Specifically, How do these films focus on traumatic events located in the present (of when the film was made): racism, terrorism, torture, and racism, respectively?How do they help viewers then/now process collective trauma?How do these films provide the cathartic effects of recreational terror?How do some of the horror films analyzed in class (not limited to those listed here) tap into or trigger the collective trauma of our current situation (defined broadly to encompass the pandemic, political threats, racist violence, and climate change in varying combinations)?Horror films often play out society’s fear of the Other. Analyze the treatment of either homophobia/transphobia or racism in one of the selected films. If you analyze homophobia/transphobia select one of the following films to analyze: Sleepaway Camp (1983), Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), Dressed to Kill (1980), Silence of the Lambs (1991), High Tension/Haute Tension (2003). If you analyze racism select one of the following films/series to analyze: Candyman (1992), Frontier(s)/Frontière(s) (2007), Us (2019), the TV series Lovecraft Country (2020 HBO). This applies to both the racism and homophobia/transphobia selections. Specifically:Apply Noel Carroll’s definition of art horror to the selected film/series. Bear in mind the limitations of his definition, as discussed in class. Discuss the politics of the film/series you choose. How does the film/series reinforce or critique homophobia/transphobia or racism, respectively? If you choose homophobia/transphobia, relate the film to our consideration of sexual imagery and body horror. If you choose racism, relate the film/series to our consideration of Night of the Living Dead and Get Out.