In the most recent issue of CU Denver Today, Dr. Scahill was asked to take part in a new faculty profile. In the article, Prof. Scahill talks about his work on horror cinema, his current class on film censorship, the field of academia, and his Instagram-famous dog Otto.
The piece begins: "An expert on horror, Scahill describes himself as a 'film historian' who considers how a movie’s successes are both deeply idiosyncratic and indelibly linked to larger cultural forces. At the same time, Scahill suggests there are no right or wrong ways to experience a film, and his classes ask students to consider how their own identities make certain reactions inevitable or impossible.Scahill joined the CU Denver faculty in fall 2017, coming from Salisbury University. CU Denver Today sat down with Scahill discuss his history with monsters, as well as his new class on censorship..." Check out the full Q&A here.