The central theses of Noel Carroll’s 1990 Philosophy of Horror are detailed in this video by PBS Ideas Channel, a show hosted by Mike Rugnetta that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art. The video has been viewed over 65,000 times in less than a week.
Do All Horror Monsters Fit Into 5 Categories?
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Halloween is upon us and we all know what that means! Scary monsters everywhere! But while we’re all used to seeing hundreds of different horror monsters in popular culture, did you know that almost all of them fit neatly into 5 simple categories? All thanks to Noel Carroll’s Taxonomy of monsters! What do you think of his categorization? Did he miss any traits? Can you think of any monsters that don’t fit the mold? Let us know in the comments!