- Psychiatry Through the Horror Genre
- Psychiatry & Film
- Mythology & Mental Illness
- Published Works
A psychopathology didactic taught as a movie club. REDRUM is the Psychopathology course at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School scheduled during our Department of Psychiatry.
In the Division of Psychosomatic Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, pre-rounds are called PSY-FELD, where we discuss the psychopathology demonstrated in Larry David’s syndicated situational comedy (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
In October 2015, the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School examined the minds of 31 of the most horrific monsters. Each day of the month, medical students and residents watched a designated film and posted their synopses and insights on REDDIT. The result was a virtual curriculum, 31 Days of Halloween, where we watched 31 movies in 31 days and related them to the field of psychiatry.
Synopsis: On this date in 1993, we lost arguably the most iconic actor in the world of horror when Vincent Price lost his battle with lung cancer. Price starred in numerous classics including House of Wax, The Mad Magician, The Fly, Return of the Fly, …
Synopsis We go back-to-back with Robert Englund films and analyze Urban Legend (1998), a slasher film that follows a killer at a New England university who murders students in ways similar to those described in various urban legends. The film follows a group of friends …
Synopsis A Nightmare on Elm Street is a slasher film set in the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio. The plot revolves around Alice and her teenage friends who are stalked and killed in their dreams by the omnipresent, blade-gloved Freddy Krueger. The reason behind Freddie’s …
Synopsis Today, October 21, 2015, is Back to the Future Day. It’s also the date we’ll pay homage to another movie about time travel; The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 film adaptation of the British classic rock musical, The Rocky Horror Show, written …
Synopsis Two-Sentence Horror Stories have populated the internet. Among the most unsettling include: I always thought my cat had a staring problem – she always seemed fixated on my face. Until one day, when I realized that she was always looking just behind me1. I …
Salem, Massachusetts In late February of 1692, Reverend Samuel Parris called in a doctor to examine his 9-year-old daughter, Betty, and eleven-year-old niece, Abigail Williams who were suffering from “spontaneous fits.” The children were subsequently diagnosed as victims of witchcraft setting off an outbreak of …Read More