Horror films have the ability to engage human fears in their audiences. Do they perhaps carry an even deeper meaning? Sr. Rose Pacatte, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul and the founding Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, will explore the intimate relationship between Catholicism and horror films. Are they more deeply related than we think? Sr. Rose uses clips from “The Nun” to “Get Out” to “The Passion of the Christ” to examine the theology, motifs and methods that support her belief that horror films are indeed C(c)atholic.
From horror’s beginnings to its bloody present, Sr. Rose will dig deeply into the psychology that ties the two cultural staples together. Sr. Rose is an award-winning film journalist and author or co-author of fifteen titles on film, film and scripture and media literacy education. She has an Master’s of Education in Media Studies from the University of London and has a D.Min from the Catholic Theological Foundation.
About the Author
Sister Rose is a Daughter of St. Paul, a media literacy education specialist, and the founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, CA where she teaches courses on media literacy for catechists and adults. A world traveler, she gives presentations and courses on media literacy around the globe. She has a BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations in catechetics and communications, an MEd in Media Studies from the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and a Certificate in Pastoral Communication from the University of Dayton. She is an award winning author and co-author of books on film and scripture and media literacy education. Her most recent book is “Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way” (2015).
Sr. Rose is an active member of SIGNIS, the world Catholic association for communication and president of Catholics in Media Associates in Los Angeles. She has also served on Catholic and ecumenical juries at the Venice, Locarno, Berlin and Newport film festivals as well as the Montreux television festival.
Rose is the film columnist for St. Anthony Messenger and the National Catholic Reporter, reviews films for catechists and youth for RCLBenziger, hosts her own interview and review online show “The Industry with Sister Rose on the IN Network” and writes “Sister Rose at the Movies” blog on Patheos. Rose has created courses and facilitates them for the University of Dayton’s online Virtual Learning Community.
Sr. Rose Pacatte is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com.