First Advisor

Dr. Scott Dimovitz


Dr. Kristofor Voss


Anderson College of Business & Computing

Degree Name


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


This thesis is written as part of the Regis University Honors Program and will be in the All Regis University Theses section. Regis College Honors Program.

Number of Pages



Contemporary horror movies are a reflection of different fears over different eras. Since 1982, there has been an increase in films that use electronic recording technologies to better relate to the modern audience. From Poltergeist in 1982 to The Blair Witch Project in 1999 to Host in 2020, filmmakers recognize how peoples’ daily lives change with new technological innovation. In this thesis, I explore how each subgenre of technohorror reveals a particular societal fear, which, as I show, shifts over time. Horror movies act as a visual representation of our shifting anxieties, allowing us to see a connection between our own psyche and the surrounding culture.

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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