American Capitalism: The Implications of Class, and Race, in Horror

Horror, as a genre of film, posits filmmakers to reveal the cruelty of a situation, especially regarding social issues, and provides a safe space in which audiences are invited to spectate and digest information simultaneously. In the examination of social issues in horror films, many will find that the important themes are present beyond the surface. A viewer must be willing to see through the blood and the gore, to look over the pile of bones, and pick apart the skin to analyze the role in which intersectionality has in the scope of horror as a genre, and cinema as a discourse.