“You might not see ‘Scream,’ but it is important.”
Thursday, January 13, 2022, By Lily Datz
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Kendall Phillips, professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was quoted by Deseret News for the article “You might not see ‘Scream,’ but it is important.” Phillips, who studies popular culture and public memory, spoke about the importance of ‘Scream’ in bringing back slasher films to mainstream media and audiences. “‘Scream’ added a wicked sense of humor as well as a focus on the media-savvy viewer,” Phillips said. He also added that the current revamp of the horror classic touches on the “trauma” and “isolation” that many face in relation to modern day technology.