Eerie Horror Fest Presents

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"THERE'LL BE FOOD AND DRINK AND GHOSTS... AND PERHAPS EVEN A FEW MURDERS. YOU'RE ALL INVITED."

Eerie horror fest presents...

A dissection of the horror genre. Our hosts walk us through a better understanding of the many philosophical, psychological, and sociological complexities that are portrayed in cinema and literature.

Can we talk about themes in horror from a sociological perspective? Yes. Ask any horror fan. There is one characteristic in almost every killer in a horror film: motivation. A motivation so strong it drives them to torture, haunting, or abuse.

For decades horror films have been a reflection of society's impact on the individual or the family in the place and time in which they live.

In the 21st century, not only do we see their motivation, we are taking a more critical look. Some filmmakers turn the genre on its head to reveal that the monster is the society we have let ourselves create.

And... sometimes it is still just a cold-blooded killer, otherworldly enigma, or bad-ass monster.

Join us at Room 33

Eerie Horror Fest Presents... is a guided discussion of horror media that meets at Room 33 in downtown Erie, PA. Admission is $10 per person at the door (no online sales).
 
Each horrific meeting has a theme and accompanying media put together by our EHF Presents team. Attendees will be led by sociologist Dr. Rhonda Matthews to delve into content and themes represented in horror in fun, analytical, and eye-opening ways.