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It's commonly believed that the monsters we create in art are forms of societal fears or, at the least, a representation of the anxieties of a time. The 1980s were an experimental, fun-loving, puppet experimenting time for film and television. It was also a decade of furthering equality for women and minorities. This hot combination led to a myriad of monster as friend movies and even monster as lover as we get closer to even more acceptance of 'the other' than before. 


In this course we will look at the lineage of monster love from Beauty and the Beast to Twilight.


Our focus is on monster-making from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s and how puppetry and camp was used to its fullest expression before CGI largely takes over in this realm.


We will examine the need to connect with our fears and how monster buddy movies are the beginning to this tradition and it is everywhere from children's cartoons to television comedies and dramas. 


Over four classes in four weeks, we'll look at this in several films including My Demon Lover, Splash and 


Class 1: Embracing the Monstrous - The tradition of Beauty and the Beast


Class 2: Making the Monster

 - not too uncanny; using the uncanny for disgust


Class 3: The Horror


Class 4: The Humour

'80s Monster Love with Ashe Woodward - starts July 2nd

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