Science on Screen: The Exorcist

Science on Screen talk: The Science of Scary Movies
With Meredith Nelson and Steven Abney
Tickets: $9.50, ($7.50, RFC members)

Why are we so scared of something we know isn’t real? And why do we like it? LSUS psychology professor Meredith Nelson and Willis-Knighton clinical psychologist Steven Abney will break down the science of fear for us with a prescreening talk before we show The Exorcist, hailed the scariest movie of all time. Horror, 1973, 122 min., R.

Presented in partnership with NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Science on Screen is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation administered through the Coolidge Corner Theatre.