Monster or Savior: Analyzing the Portrayal of Disabilities in Horror Films

North 226BC

Thursday May 23, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The film industry has never accurately portrayed characters with disabilities. Filled with negative stereotypes, films have shown people with disabilities as everything from pure evil to pure magic… but they’ve never been allowed to just exist. Panelists will break down films and horror stories that have exploited the differences of people with disabilities and whether today’s writers are attempting to change that.