History of Horror

Horror From
1896 - 1969

We've taken our History of Horror convention presentations and expanded to create an exciting online course for horror fans!

History of Horror is designed for older teens and adults who love horror and are interested in learning more about the genre in depth.  

This year's topic focuses on the evolution of early horror films.  Beginning with the first horror film House of the Devil (1896) and examining the changes in the genre through the sixties.

Students will be asked to watch selected films each week outside of class and prepare to discuss them.  Theses are largely violent films with an MPAA rating R or are unrated. 


What is History of Horror - Horror from 1896 - 1969

Much of what is considered modern horror began in the 1970s.  This course will examine the early decades of the genre to understand where horror came from.

What ages is this course for?

There are no age requirements, but parents registering students should keep in mind that this course is a study of zombie films.  Some of the films will be unrated while others are rated R.  Any students under age will require a signed consent form from a guardian.

Are students graded?

No.  Each student who attends the class meetings and participates will receive a digital certificate of completion

Who teaches the course?

The course is taught by leading horror history expert, Britt Powell.  Britt has given lectures and interviews and taught courses on the history horror for the last 10 years. 

As a leader in independent film making, Britt has been festival director for the Summer Screams Horror Film Festival for the past six years.

She is an award winning writer, actor, and film maker who uses her experience to support students and independent film makers around the world.

How do I sign up?

Click the button below to pay securely with your credit card through PayPal.  A student registration form will be sent to the email address you used for PayPal.