Julia completed a project exploring common tropes found within horror movies, asking questions about what these movies reveal about our cultural and individual fears. In the movies Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, and The Stepfather, she identified and analyzed the common tropes of The Final Girl, The Terrible Place, and, in her own contribution to the discourse about horror movies, The Perversion of Innocence. She delivered her findings about these movies to the community, arguing that despite plot and sub-generic differences, they share more in common when we consider what fears they evoke. Julie worked with Dr. Lorrie Palmer, professor in the Department of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.