Creeping malignantly into our consciousness, keeping us awake at night with dreams of vengeful ghosts, crazed killers and inescapable supernatural terror, horror films and fiction continue to entrance audiences around the world. From the unnerving tales of the Brothers Grimm to the nail-biting films of Hitchcock and the mind-bending novels of Stephen King, scary stories have always had a peculiar hold on us.
Come with us as we journey to the chilling edge of myths and fables and fire up the shadowy depths of our imagination to examine whether there is more to our liking for a scary tale than meets the eye. Is there something about seeing horror on the page and screen that helps us to confront the very real fears that we all face in everyday life? Or are we simply biologically programmed to enjoy the rush?
Join chair, Anne C Perry, and authors, Kirsty Logan, Leah Moore and Peadar Ó Guilín, for a thrilling exploration into the human psyche and the frightening allure of the horror genre.