Coming Out of the Closet: “Carrie”, “Halloween”, and the Duality of Safe Spaces (Part 2 of 2)

Carrie brings us another important scene in which the closet again figures prominently. Near the end of the film, Carrie kills her mother in self-defense and then, in her grief, destroys the entire house while she dies in the closet holding her mother’s body. A horrific scene in its own right, this scene differs inContinue reading “Coming Out of the Closet: “Carrie”, “Halloween”, and the Duality of Safe Spaces (Part 2 of 2)”

Coming Out of the Closet: “Carrie”, “Halloween”, and the Duality of Safe Spaces (Part 1 of 2)

Marilyn Ferguson, a founding member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, observed that “Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? … Your fears are a treasure-house of self-knowledge if you explore them” (Moncur). Horror movies are one of the unique tools that human beings implement to explore their deepest fears. AudiencesContinue reading “Coming Out of the Closet: “Carrie”, “Halloween”, and the Duality of Safe Spaces (Part 1 of 2)”