From the Gothic urban landscape, to narrative switch-a-roos, to entitled male rage, David Fincher’s Se7en is much more than a morality-wielding killer with a penchant for… unboxings. In this episode, Andrea and Alex delve into the movie’s complicated moral codes, the history of detective fiction and the dangers of having a God-complex.
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REQUIRED READINGSe7en. Dir David Fincher, 1995.
Places of Horror: Fincher’s “Seven” and Fear of the City in Recent Hollywood Film – An academic look at the fear of urbanization in Se7en.
The Problem of Saw: “Torture Porn” and the Conservatism of Contemporary Horror Films – A look at ring-wing moral vigilantes in the genre.
Se7en Title Sequence – An in-depth look at the film’s title sequence featuring an interview with Kyle Cooper.
American Horror Story: 7 Seasons of Title Design – Alex’s piece on the title sequences of American Horror Story and an interview with Kyle Cooper.
We’re heading back to Salem! Check out more info on the Women with Guts weekend and Salem Horror Fest in October