Spooky exhibit at EMP highlights horror films

Whether it's the alien from Alien or a critter from Critters, Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film highlights props from the genre over the past 100 years.

SEATTLE – Whether it’s the alien from Alien or a critter from Critters, Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film highlights props from the genre over the past 100 years.

"We really try to cover a lot of different territory in the horror genre,” said Jacob McMurray, Senior Curator for EMP

The long-term exhibit has some new artifacts on display, including spooky sticks from the original Blair Witch Project, a recognizable face from Naked Lunch, the necklace of ears Daryl wore on The Walking Dead, and Gizmo from Gremlins.

There’s also a “Scream Booth” where visitors can exercise their lungs.

"We want to really show that horror isn't just entertainment, horror is intrinsic to being human,” McMurray said. “What is the difference between fear and horror, how does horror affect us culturally or biologically? And I think those concepts are really interesting for people, whether you like horror or not."

Visitors can enjoy the exhibit and other events tied to EMP's "31 Days of Horror" this weekend.

On Friday night, there will be B-Movie Bingo and a screening of Carrie for adults 21 and over.

Families can enjoy trick-or-treating inside Sky Church at Howl-O-Ween on Sunday.

 

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