Online Workshop: Horror Films as Therapy
This short workshop will explore the psychological benefits of watching horror and the ways that horror films can help us deal with trauma, depression, grief and anxiety. It will combine elements of film analysis with accessible, therapeutic strategies to try out yourself.
The workshop will be presented through PowerPoint and will use embedded video clips. If you would benefit from adaptations such as closed captions, please let us know when registering. The point of this workshop is to be therapeutic rather than frightening, so if you would like access to the film clips beforehand, please email email@example.com. The aim of this workshop is to be informative and therapeutic rather than scary - content warnings and spoiler warnings will be included.
We will be discussing and watching excerpts from several films. You are encouraged to come ready to discuss your favourite films and what they mean to you; however, you do not need to be a horror fan or even have a cursory knowledge of the genre to attend this workshop as it will pull on elements of film theory in general.