Arts and Culture

USC scholars uncover why horror attracts millions of devoted fans — and reveal which frightening films scared them most.


One hundred years ago, the excavation of King Tut’s tomb famously brought us a mummy with a “pharaoh’s curse.” Our fascination with mummies goes back much farther, however. USC Dornsife scholars explain why we’re still so wrapped up in these eerie remains.


For filmmaker Edoardo Ponti, poetry was the key to unlocking his talents as a cinematic storyteller.