This October, Williams College presents "Halloween Screamings," a series of related events that allow the community to examine horror, monsters, and what frightens us -- all through an academic lens.
Anchoring the October events are three horror film screenings at Images Cinema, each followed by a faculty-led discussion. All screenings and discussions are free and open to the public.
The series includes Bernard Rose’s "Candyman" (1992) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8; Takashi Shimizu’s 2005 film "Rinne" (Reincarnation) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15; and Tomas Alfredson’s "Let the Right One In" (2008) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.
For more information on the films, visit www.imagescinema.org/events.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4:15 p.m. in the Directing Studio at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Deb Brothers, costume director and lecturer in theater, will demonstrate how spirits, monsters, and gore are created onstage.
At the Williams College Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m., Deena Bak ‘13 will usher visitors through the museum, unearthing monsters in the museum’s collection.
The college libraries will also participate with exhibitions in their display cases. "What Scares You?" a collection of scary books and movies selected by faculty, students, and staff, will be on view at Sawyer Library from Oct. 25 to 31 in the first-floor display case.
Upstairs, from Oct. 22 through Nov. 4, three gouache paintings by Pauline Baynes will be on view. Books from the gory, scary world of science will be on display at Schow Science Library from Oct. 1 through 31.
All events are sponsored by the Arts at Williams and the Williams College Department of English.