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Explore the most terrifying monsters in horror cinema.

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film features more than 50 props and costumes from film and television including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bride of Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Hostel, Jeepers Creepers, and Pet Sematary.

Themed gallery sections evoke the unsettling sensations associated with cinematic terror. A vampire’s lair drips with blood; zombies shamble through an abandoned containment center; and a thicket of suspended corpses frames a killer’s den. In addition, the exhibition offers extensive exhibit films, oral history interviews with the genre’s top directors, and interactive photo ops.

Due to some graphic content, this exhibit is recommended for ages 13 and up.

31 Days of Horror | events

Campout Cinema: Scream

Event date  OCTOBER 5, 2018
Event time  7:00PM | 6:00PM Doors
Event time  5:50PM Members get in early!
Event location  Sky Church at MoPOP

A teenage girl must evade, outsmart, and defeat a crazed killer in a ghost mask in the Audience Choice Campout Cinema screening of Scream (1996).

21+. Tickets include admission to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.

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FASHIONABLY UNDEAD VIII

Event date  OCTOBER 20, 2018
Event time  9:00PM–1:00AM
Event location  MoPOP

Party till You Drop... Dead!

There’s a killer on the loose. He’s stalking the museum halls. Welcome to the most horrifying party of your life. At Fashionably Undead, you’ll experience a terrifying night of DJs, drinks, and dangerous fashion. Take part in a costume contest and win killer prizes.

21+. Tickets include admission to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.

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MoPOP Matinee: Young Frankenstein

Event date  OCTOBER 21, 2018
Event time  2:00PM TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Event time  3:00PM FILM
Event location  JBL Theater at MoPOP

Celebrate the sillier side of the spooky season at the inaugural MoPOP Matinee of Young Frankenstein (1974) with a reading from The New Annotated Frankenstein by Leslie S. Klinger and the unveiling of a new Mary Shelley bust by sculptor Bryan Moore.

Free with RSVP and valid Museum Admission.
All Ages.

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Campout Cinema: A Nightmare On Elm Street

Event date  OCTOBER 31, 2018
Event time  7:00PM | 6:00PM Doors
Event location  Sky Church at MoPOP

A teenage girl must stop an evil spirit who haunts her dreams in the Halloween Campout Cinema screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

Join us for a Halloween celebration with this slasher classic once called a “masterpiece in fantasy terror.”

21+. Tickets include admission to Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.

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100 Horror Films to See Before You Die

Spanning more than a century of cinema, our list of "100 Horror Films to See Before You Die" can help you discover your next movie adventure, whether you’re in the mood to watch a single spooky movie or to dive in for the most epic binge watch of all time.

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