Netflix hit series, Stranger Things, is set in a fictional small town, Hawkins, Indiana.
The setting of this series mirrors that of many other horror films. The nostalgic, seemingly-calm town with a dark secret or hidden terror.
This archetype in the film and narrative genre is something that rings true for audiences.
Today on All Sides, the magic of small towns in horror.
- David Filipi, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Department, The Ohio State University
- Tim Waggoner, Author and Creative Writing Professor, Sinclair Community College
- Joe Neff, Director of The Ohio 24-Hour Horror and Science Fiction Marathons and Assistant Projectionist at Wexner Center for the Arts