October 27, 2022 at 6:10 pm

Strangely Familiar Places or “Liminal Spaces” Explained

by Ashley Dreiling

Have you ever been watching a movie and found the scenery strangely familiar? These are called liminal spaces or “The Backrooms” and are usually empty, devoid of objects, people, and life, leaving only human constructs. Why do these spaces exist and how are they used in movies?

The video breaks down liminal spaces in movies into three categories – physical, emotional, and temporal – and how each evokes a different emotional response from the viewer.

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