SMU Students and Alums Made A Cool Horror-Themed Short Film To Celebrate New Graduate Film Program.

At Southern Methodist University, the arts are alive — aliveeeeeeee, I tell you.

Getting more interesting, too: The film arm of SMU's Meadows Film & Media Arts and Marketing school recently instituted a brand new masters program dedicated to Popular Film and Media Studies. And, to promote the new program, the school enlisted some of its current students and alumni to make a short film that nods to Shaun of the Dead and pays homage to legendary movie monsters — subjects about which SMU says its Meadows faculty is “teaching every day.” In the clip, you'll peep Nosferatu, some zombies trudging at a glacial pace and that creepy ass bunny from Donnie Darko, among others familiar facsimiles.

Check it out:

Specifically, the program aims to teach students about theories and philosophies of film and media through by examining film genres, the the impact of organized fandom and how it all fits into popular culture. Hence all the references in the clip.

Who knows? Maybe a production like this could lure the next great director to SMU. This is supposing, of course, that SMU lets the right ones in.

Get it? C'mon.

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