The Evolution of Horror in Literature and Media: From Walpole and King to Tremblay and Hendrix

  • June 26, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • MAC Arts Center

    11 E State Street
    Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

Presented by Fright Fest:

This seminar and discussion will look at how the horror genre has evolved from its original inception as an off-shoot of Gothic literature in the late 1700's into the many sub-genre choices available today like supernatural horror, psychological horror, survivor horror, and splatterpunk, to name a few that now exist across a multitude of media types.


This overview will focus on the consistent literary components of the horror story (setting, character, plot, pacing) and how they have been modified over time to accommodate the ever-changing dynamics of fear in a society constantly inventing new things for us to be afraid of.


Bring along your reading glasses, a bucket of stale popcorn, and your most trusted emotional support piece because we are about to get messy and uncomfortable in the best way possible!

Date & Time

Mon, Jun 26, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

MAC Arts Center

11 E State Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063 MAC Arts Center
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