The Horror Film in Media & Popular Culture



The LAVA Center (324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301, Greenfield MA)

6 weeks, 6 films, 6 scares! Are you a fan of horror films or want to learn more about them? Join Greenfield Community College English Professor Lillian Ruiz at the LAVA Center this summer to view and discuss six influential horror films that provide more than just cinematic scares, but social commentary on their time and place as well. LAVA’s six-week session is a condensed version of CMN 201, The Horror Film in Media and Popular Culture at GCC, without any academic expectations except that you have fun. Refreshments, of course, will be provided because no film viewing experience is complete without snacks.


Weds., 7/6: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Weds., 7/13: Dracula
Weds., 7/20: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Weds., 7/27: Night of the Living Dead
Weds., 8/3: Halloween
Weds., 8/10: Get Out


Lillian Ruiz, Professor of English at Greenfield Community College, teaches classes in media and popular culture, Gothic Literature, Shakespeare, and Women in Literature, among others. An avid pug lover, she usually can be found bragging about her pug or collecting pug memorabilia.


Registration required. Register for all 6 ($75) or pick and choose ($15 each):