Horror Literature Course Outline
Unit #, Theme, Essential Questions & (Tentative)
Unit 1 - Introduction to the Craft and Psychology of Horror
2016 - 2017
Primary Text & Writing
TEXT: N/A - We will be
Description and Purpose of the Course:
Students will read classic and contemporary short stories and novels, with an emphasis on the
supernatural, psychological, and allegorical themes and tropes in horror fiction. Special
Film Notes - When Animals Dream
What is the filmmakers message? How do they convey this message?
Men feel threatened by strong, independent women and will try any and all attempts to
subjugate and control them.
Who are the primary characters of the film?