Apparently EMP is not separately branding its Sci Fi Museum anymore…It’s all EMP. (Also known as: “Paul Allen’s Garage Full of Pop Culture Stuff He Nerds Out About”)
EMP has a big Horror Film exhibit coming October 2, 2011: Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film with material curated by iconic horror directors Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth. (Actually that would be ONE iconic horror director; Mr. Corman; one “he made a couple great films and a lotta crap and we’ll try to forget the whole ‘Twilight Zone’ disaster” director, John Landis; and hot Jewish Teddy Bear/Tarantino actor/schlock film director, Eli Roth…)
And, to kick off the exhibit, EMP is hosting a big Dance Party Event on October 1…here’s the Press Release:
EMP Museum Hosts the Fashionably Undead Bash: A Totally Killer Dance Party on October 1, 2011
SEATTLE – Dance till you drop at EMP’s Fashionably Undead Bash: A Totally Killer Dance Party as we celebrate EMP’s gripping Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, an original exhibition that explores our fascination with horror through the use of cinema artifacts, interactive exhibits, and screening rooms.
What: Fashionably Undead Bash: A Totally Killer Dance Party
A to-die-for dance party with cocktail specials, performances by Head Like a Kite and Talking Heads cover band the Talking Deads, DJ Severed Hans, on-
site horror makeup and stylists from VAIN, dressed-to-kill costume contest, midnight Thriller dance, and more!
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Where: EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Ticket Info: 21+, $10 to EMP members; $18 general public, BrownPaperTickets.com. On sale now.
ABOUT Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
Organized by EMP, Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film examines the pivotal role that horror plays in the human experience. Three iconic horror directors—Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth—have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can explore the spectrum of cinematic horror, from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day.
Visitors will get a chance to view iconic artifacts, including the script from Night of the Living Dead, the alien creature suit from Alien, the scavenger demon from Constantine, Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining, the original “Gill Man” mask used in Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bram Stoker’s Dracula manuscript, and other horror film memorabilia.
Scream Booth: Visitors are prompted to scream on cue as they watch horror film footage in a soundproof booth. A camera memorializes the moment with multiple shots displayed just outside the stall.
Horror Soundscapes: Visitors explore the fundamental music elements and scoring techniques used in horror to enhance a cinematic sense of suspense, dread, and terror.
Shadow Monsters: Philip Worthington’s interactive installation allows visitors to watch as their projected shadows morph into monsters.