GORE-GEOUS: PERSONAL ESSAYS ON BEAUTY AND HORROR BOOK LAUNCH + UNDER THE SKIN SCREENING!

UK | 2014 | 108 minutes | 14A


Join author and co-host of the Faculty of Horror podcast, Alex West for the launch of her new book Gore-Geous: Personal Essays on Beauty and Horror with a screening of one of the films discussed in the book Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2013).

There will be an introduction and brief reading from the author and following the screening there will be a signing with limited copies of the books available for purchase. To purchase copies in advance please visit: https://usd-sdbor.nbsstore.net/gore-geous-personal-essays-on-beauty-and-horror

About Gore-Geous: Personal Essays on Beauty and Horror

From the author of Films of the New French ExtremityThe 1990 Teen Horror Cycle, and co-host of the Faculty of Horror podcast comes Gore-Geous: Personal Essays on Beauty and Horror—a collection of essays where West seamlessly blends the genres of the personal essay and film criticism, examining gender norms, beauty standards, and cultural expectations. Gore-Geous: Personal Essays on Beauty and Horror is a journey through the overlapping darkness of the beauty world and horror films including Cat People (1942), The Witches (1990), Carrie (1976), Black Swan (2010), Audition (1999), Under the Skin (2013), American Psycho (2000) and Ready or Not (2019) among others.


Schedule: 

7:00 – 7:20pm – Intro + Brief Reading 

7:20pm – 9:20pm – UNDER THE SKIN screening

9:20pm – 9:50pm – Signing 

ABOUT UNDER THE SKIN Film

A seductive stranger prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.


Director: Jonathan Glazer
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay



DETAILS

Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


PRICING

General Admission: $17

Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14

Junior Individual/Family Members: $14

Full Individual/Family Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.


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