Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
Think you know what fear is? Think again. EMP presents an in-depth look at horror, and how it’s expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture.
Examine the pivotal role that horror plays in the human experience.
Three iconic horror directors—Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth—have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can safely explore the spectrum of cinematic horror, from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day.
Visitors can view artifacts that include the script from Night of the Living Dead, the alien creature suit from Alien, and Jack Torrance's axe from The Shining; watch interviews with the directors; and scream bloody murder. Interactive highlights include a Scream Booth, Horror Soundscapes, Monster Timeline, and Philip Worthington's interactive shadow monster installation.
Beware! Due to the subject matter explored, this exhibition has a suggested rating of PG-13.
Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film is included with museum admission and is free for EMP members.