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The Past, Present, and Future of Horror Movies

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Beloved and highly influential B-movie-maker Roger Corman — “The Little Shop of Horrors,” “House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” (image shown above) — will join Andy Muschietti (“IT”; “IT: Chapter II,” “Mama”) this Friday for a look back, and forward, at the art of horror movies. It coincides with the museum’s current exhibition, “Natural History of Horror,” which explores the scientific discoveries — from early experiments in animal electricity to the excavation of King Tut’s tomb — that inspired Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. Attendees can explore the collection-based exhibition after hours and learn about horror as a film genre of the past, present and future. The evening will feature movie props from “IT,” as well as food trucks and cash bars.