Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Contemporary Horror Film

Blurring theLines:
Contemporary Mainstream Horror

Modern horror not only transcendsthe use of traditional “monsters”–it also incorporateselements of other movie genres such as comedy, drama, sci-fi,and fantasy. We wanted to examine the evolution of horror moviesin the ’80s and ’90s, so we chose five films that we feel bestrepresent this phenomenon.

[Charlotte Yeomans & Jennifer Young]


Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Just Cause (1995)
Scream (1996)
Devil’s Advocate (1997)