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Do You Know How Horror Works?

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Do you like scary movies? Want to get in the spirit of Halloween? Consider attending an upcoming movie screening or presentation of the 2011 Halloween Film Festival @ UHD, “How Does Horror Work?,” Oct. 19 through Oct. 28.

The festival is sponsored by the UHD Cultural Enrichment Center and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Film Studies Minor.  Four films will be screened, including:

  • [REC], Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in A414,
  • Nosferatu, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in A428,
  • The Bad Seed, Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, and
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. on the North Deck.

Other events include a talk by Houston-based horror filmmaker Mel House and a presentation by Olivia Banner, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University, on “Zombie DNA.”  The outdoor screening of the Tobe Hooper’s 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre comes complete with free sodas, water, and popcorn provided by Student Activities.  All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the film festival, contact Chuck Jackson at JacksonC@uhd.edu.

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