WGBH's Studio at the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences
Breaking down our love of the horror genre and why it works.
Join us on a colorful, hopefully funny, and only moderately gory journey through the many reasons that horror as a genre is hotter now than perhaps ever before. We'll discuss the growth of horror over the last 50 years, the ways that horror has both changed and stayed the same during that time, and the neurobiology that creates and maintains a worldwide horror fanbase.
Dr. Steve Schlozman will use movie clips, passages from literature, scientific and psychological research, and stories about creators in the horror genre to explore why we respond to horror in the way we do. He'll also discuss what it's like to be a horror writer while maintaining a professional identity as a proper physician.
Please RSVP at https://horrorcafesci.eventbrite.com. Seating is first-come, first-serve in WGBH's Boston Public Library Studio. Overflow seating will be located in the Newsfeed Café and is not guaranteed.
Steve Schlozman, M.D., is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He majored in English and biology at Stanford University, and after teaching high school English and science, he attended Dartmouth and Brown University Medical Schools. He is a novelist and short story writer, and George Romero optioned Steve’s first novel for films. Most recently, Steve collaborated with Larry Fessenden at Glass Eye Pix to create a virtual reality horror mini-series.