Publication in: Spring 2023 Issue

And I Must Scream: Exploring the Distortion Of Humanity in Analog Horror
Sawyer Serdula
Mass Communication
Faculty Mentor(s):
Don Diefenbach
Abstract / Summary:
In the dark alleyways of YouTube, lies a subgenre of horror that is inherently democratized, accessible, and takes the basics of traditional tropes and turns them on their head. Analog Horror, born out of the subgenre of Found Footage, combines short-form videos, beginner level graphic design, and unnerving rhetoric to tell stories that cross sci-fi, murder, or even religious horror in a way that the film industry is unable to accomplish. This paper examines four different Analog Horror series and their unique qualities that make them stand out in the horror genre.
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