Picturing Scary Places: the Horror Genre and Mental Illness Review of Disability Studies Interview with Perry Blackshear


Raphael Raphael

Abstract


An RDS interview with Perry Blackshear, director of the acclaimed horror film They Look Like People. In this conversation, the director addresses his process making the film, how it is defined generically, and anecdotal experiences of ways in which some viewers affected by mental illness have experienced the film.

Keywords


Film, horror, interview, mental illness, schizophrenia

References


Blackshear, Perry (Director). Evan Dumouchel, MacLeod Andrews, and Margaret Ying Drake (Performers). (2015). They Look Like People. United States: Gravitas Ventures.


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