Ever wonder why certain horror movies scare us, but others don't? Then this event is for you
2017 has been a landmark year for horror movies.
Between the likes of IT and Get Out getting some serious potential Oscar attention, while Split and Annabelle Creation won over critics and audiences alike, horror fans have never been happier.
But why do some horrors work so well, when others fall flat?
Some people react really badly to the serial killer thrillers, while others only react to the paranormal fears.
There are those who haven't gone back in the water since Jaws, and those who had the fear of God put into them since they first watched The Exorcist.
As part of Science Week - running from November 12 to 19 - one of the events is The Science Of Horror Movies, which will be a must for any fans of getting scared in cinemas.
Hosted by Gordon Hayden, it will involve a panel of film critics and historians, which among others will include UCD's film studies teacher Dr. Harvey O'Brien as well as JOE's own movie buff Rory Cashin.
They will discuss the evolution of horror movies through the decades, and how different types of horror movies have affected different generations of movie goers.
There will also be a look into the psychology behind horror movies, with the different tools and tricks they do on your mind that makes your jump and scream in fright, with live experiments taking place on the night to show first hand just how they work.
The event is taking place on Wednesday 15 November at 7pm in Movies @ Dundrum, and you can get more info on the event right here.