Title

Freshman Fright Night

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Patti McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

The film is a classic horror slasher film with a twist. I wanted to make something that was fun and enjoyable to watch but something that also had substance. I came up with the idea as an effort to address the complex social construction of the college campus. We are all familiar with the typical types of people that inhabit a college campus like the popular jock, or the popular sorority girl. But we often overlook the social outcast, the loner, or people who are just different. There is actually a much more diverse populace that make up a college than the typical archetypes. There will always be some degree of social injustice on college campuses but I hope after watching a film like this, people will think twice about being outright mean to one another. The purpose of the film is to shed the spot light on campus diversity while addressing the nation wide epidemic of bullying. I think we all have been guilty to a certain degree of making someone feel like an outsider or feel bad about themselves, even if we don’t immediately realize what we have done (I am guilty of this all the time). I hope this film can make people think twice about their actions, and be mindful of others.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

10-5-2020 7:00 PM

End Date

10-5-2020 10:00 PM

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 10th, 7:00 PM May 10th, 10:00 PM

Freshman Fright Night

Janet Leigh Theatre

The film is a classic horror slasher film with a twist. I wanted to make something that was fun and enjoyable to watch but something that also had substance. I came up with the idea as an effort to address the complex social construction of the college campus. We are all familiar with the typical types of people that inhabit a college campus like the popular jock, or the popular sorority girl. But we often overlook the social outcast, the loner, or people who are just different. There is actually a much more diverse populace that make up a college than the typical archetypes. There will always be some degree of social injustice on college campuses but I hope after watching a film like this, people will think twice about being outright mean to one another. The purpose of the film is to shed the spot light on campus diversity while addressing the nation wide epidemic of bullying. I think we all have been guilty to a certain degree of making someone feel like an outsider or feel bad about themselves, even if we don’t immediately realize what we have done (I am guilty of this all the time). I hope this film can make people think twice about their actions, and be mindful of others.