Using at least 400 words of analysis per film, explain how each of the three genre films (Frankenstein,
Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]) could be altered to represent a different
period of the genre. In other words: how exactly could the “postmodern” genre film be changed to
become a “classical” genre film? Be sure to address more than just changing the story and / or ending.
How exactly would adjusting the film’s various aesthetics (narrative, editing, sound, cinematography,
mise-en-scene, performance) facilitate the transformation between periods of the genre?