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The MoMA presents Horror: Messaging the Monstrous

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The Museum of Modern Art is hosting a horror film screening series now through September 5 with more than 100 features and a selection of short films.

Set in the museum’s Titus Theaters in the Black Family Film Center will have weekly themes— Slasher, Horror of Place, the Undead, Creatures, Folk Tales, Women Make Horror, Body Horror, Eco Horror, Messaging Race, and Messaging Gender—that show how the genre expresses our society's lurking fears and anxieties.

The exhibition features films from 19 countries, including genre benchmarks from the U.S., Europe, and Asia, starting with Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and spanning the 1970s into the 1990s; 21st-century films from emerging voices in Guatemala, Ireland, Iran, Laos, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, and Zambia; and a focused look at emerging independent women filmmakers making horror over the last decade.

Tickets to individual showings must be reserved in advance.

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