JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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It takes a child to raze a village: demonizing youth rebellion

 

Andrew Scahill

Andrew Scahill is a Term Assistant Professor in the English Department at George Mason University and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in the Radio-Television-Film department. He has previously published work on disability and eugenics, queer spectatorship, Cold War culture, children's media, Japanese cinema, and contemporary horror. In addition, he has also served as Coordinating Editor for the film and television studies journal The Velvet Light Trap.

He may be reached for comment at adscahill@gmail.com. For queer lovers of horror, a visit to http://www.campblood.org deserving of your patronage. And for a website that exists somewhere in the nexus of horror, childhood, and schlock cinema, visit http://www.kindertrauma.com. You may even chose to tell them “what movies, T.V. shows, toys, books, etc. scar(r)ed you for life!”

Finally, if you’re curious how many five year-olds you could take in a fight, visit the aptly-named site http://www.howmanyfiveyearoldscouldyoutakeinafight.com/.
Because Dr. Scahill is entirely willing to use one child as a projectile against another, his number comes in at a respectable thirty-one.