King’s Landing

Welcome to the King’s Landing page where we pay homage to the Master of Horror. This October (2019), we infused 13 Stephen King films into our 31 Knights of Halloween project after having been awarded the Stephen King challenge by USDish.com. Our 31 Knights of Halloween didactic is an annual course on REDDIT that teaches Psychiatry through analysis of horror films. You can read our daily analyses including the (1+4+0+8) selected Stephen King’s films here.   

Monday, October 21

We kicked-off our #13for1300 course on Monday, October 21, with the arrival of the USDish.com survival pack! [underlined to link to pic] We quickly put together a draft of the curriculum and watched Carrie (1976) on Day 1. You can watch Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students accept the #USDish challenge and discuss the film here. As the movie was formulated as a case study of Anorexia Nervosa, we also watched Thinner (1996) to further discuss aspects of the eating & Feeding Disorders.

Tuesday, October 22

Day 2 of the #USDish challenge highlighted Christine (1983). You can watch students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at RWJMS discuss the film here as part of their course, Addicted 2 Disney, that teaches addiction medicine through analysis of animated Disney classics.

Wednesday, October 23

On Day 3 of the #USDish challenge, RWJMS medical students watched Pet Sematary (2019) as part of a 1-credit elective called Film Depictions to Learn Elements Related to Mental Disorders (FIDLER MD). The elective highlights a monthly film with a live Twitter feed during the viewing on the TVs that line the aisles of a main lecture hall on the Busch campus of Rutgers University. You can review our discussion on Christine by searching #FIDLERpet. We also posted a blog of the film. Click here to check out my blog on Psychology Today titled Views Through the Psychiatrists Lens.

Thursday, October 24

On Day 4 of the #USDish challenge, RWJMS residents in the Department of Psychiatry watched The Mist (2007) as part of their psychopathology course called Reviewing Mental Disorders with a Reverent Understanding of the Macabre (REDRUM). Here is a clip from our REDRUM didactic on day 4 of the Stephen King challenge.

Friday, October 25

On Day 5, we watched Creepshow (1982) and posted a blog on the segment titled Father’s Day on REDDIT as part of our month-long 31 Knights of Halloween didactic. 

Saturday, October 26

Day 6 of the #USDish challenge highlighted Cujo (1983). You can watch Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students discuss the film here.

Sunday, October 27

On the 7th day, there was no rest as we watched a double feature of The Shining (1980) and It (2017, 2019). Click here to read my blog on It on Psychology Today.

Monday, October 28

Scores of students from several schools at Rutgers University showed up on Monday, October 28, for a screening of Misery (1990) at The Yard on College Ave.

Tuesday, October 29

Day 9 of the #USDish challenge highlighted Children of the Corn (1984). You can watch students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at RWJMS discuss the film here as part of their course (Addicted 2 Disney) that teaches addiction medicine through analysis of animated Disney classics.

Wednesday, October 30

Day 10 of the #USDish challenge highlighted Salem’s Lot (1979). Medical students from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School watched on Twitter from the comfort of their homes as part of an elective called Must See TwitterVision. You can review our discussion on Salem’s Lot by searching #RWJlot.

Thursday, October 31

Happy Halloween! The final day of the #USDish challenge highlighted Dreamcatcher (2003). RWJMS residents in the Department of Psychiatry watched the film as part of their REDRUM psychopathology course.


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