The History of the Horror Film

Join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 for “Things That Go Bump in the Night: the History and Impact of the Horror Film.” For generations, audiences have thrilled to the suspense, creepiness, and good old-fashioned scares that horror films offer. From vampires and witches to creatures and aliens, from the supernatural to the insane, different horror stories pull from a wide variety of fear factors to make moviegoers’ blood run cold! Come hear about horror cinema’s scariest moments, legendary stars and characters, and behind-the-scenes trivia about the making of classic terror films. All who dare to show up receive a free raffle ticket for cool movie-themed door prizes!

Frank Mandosa hosts talks and programs on a variety of film topics such as slapstick comedy, silent films, directors and actors, and film adaptations. He teaches high school English and co-hosts the Stoughton Media Access Center cable show Reel Life.

Space is limited, sign up required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Best-Selling Author Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen suspense novels, most recently “The Switch” published in June. He is best know for his Nick Heller series. Joe’s novels “High Crimes” and “Paranoia” have been adapted as major motion pictures. “Killer Instinct” won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel; “Buried Secrets” won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel, while “Company Man” won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.

A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston with his wife and their dog Mia.

Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Space is limited, sign up required.