Horror Films at the Popular Culture Library
Looking for a scary movie to watch this October? The Popular Culture Library at BGSU has over 2000 films/movies that students can borrow. Among these films there are many movies that are perfect for a good scare this fall. This libguide will teach you how to search for horror films in the BGSU Library catalog. If you are not sure what movie you are looking for yet please feel free to come visit us on the 4th floor of the library and peruse a list of some of our best horror films.
Horror Films and Popular Culture
The study of horror fiction and films is one of the many facets of popular culture. Horror films often depict the anxieties of a society during the time the film was made. For example, in the 1930s horror films like Dracula and Frankenstein were popular because they provided people with the sense that an individual can make a difference during the Great Depression when individuals often felt helpless. The unrest of the 1960s and 1970s led to movies that were anti-authoritarian, questioned science, and fought big-business. The fear of AIDS in the 1990s-2000s gave way to movies about infections of the blood from Vampires.
We have a large variety of horror films at the Library that depict various sub-genres of horror including: supernatural, vampire, monsters, slasher, cult classics, comedy/dark humor, telekinesis, zombies/pandemic diseases, and alien invasions.