You know things are changing in our genre when even museums begin to take note of the importance horror has on society as a whole.
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY is pioneering a new series called It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films Trom the 1970’s and Today, which will run at the theater over the course of six weekends from June 16th through July 22nd.
Among the many treats for horror scholars to enjoy will be a special appearance by New York filmmaker Larry Cohen, showing a 35mm print of It’s Alive (pictured), a multimedia screening of Lance Weiler’s Head Trauma (review), panel discussions about horror and its effect on us as a culture, a lecture about gender and sexuality in Last House on the Left and The Descent by film scholar Amy Villarejo, and a lot more.
Sounds like it’s going to be a damn good time coupled with some actual educational horror experiences, which should make for a memorable overall event.
Visit the official site for the Museum of the Moving Image for the full schedule and details about how to attend!
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