Science Communication

Fright Night! The Science of Horror Movies

Sunday 17 February, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Suitability: 18+

£3. Booking essential.

Do you like scary movies? The continuing popularity of horror films would suggest many people do. But why do we like being scared and what makes a great horror film? In this seminar, scientist and film fan Dr Declan McKenna explains the tricks that horror movies use to frighten us. Using clips from well-known films, he explains the science behind the emotional and psychological responses we experience when we watch a scary movie. It promises to be a monster night out for horror fans!
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18-22 Hill Street


Ulster University