Kentucky Science Center offering ‘spooky science,’ Black horror film series

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DERBY CITY WEEKEND) - Just in time for Halloween, Kentucky Science Center is offering adults a way to explore “spooky science” of horror films and how they are brought to life.

“Eat, Drink and Do Spooky Science” will take place on Oct. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., according to a release.

Guests 21 and over will learn the thematic science of horror films, including lighting and special effects that bring nightmares to life.

Kentucky Science Center said guests will also receive two drink tickets and snacks will be provided.

The exhibit will feature a chance to take part in a creepy Maker-themed activity station, and costume contests and activities will also be included.

Also in October, the Kentucky Science Center will be exploring the history of Black horror cinema with a three-week series.

Starting on Oct. 7, the documentary “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the four-story digital theater and highlights the last 100 years of horror films and how they have shaped Black Americans.

On Oct. 14, the science center will show Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” which will be preceded by a round table discussion on Black filmmaking with UofL professors Dr. Kaila Story and Dr. Brandon McCormack at 6 p.m.

The final film, “Candyman (2021)” will be shown on Oct. 21 following the “Eat, Drink and Do Spooky Science” event at 9 p.m.

Tickets to the “Eat, Drink and Do Spooky Science” event runs at $50 per person. Space is limited. Tickets for the Black horror cinema series will be $5.

For more information on the “Eat, Drink and Do Spooky Science” event, click or tap here. Tickets for the Black horror cinema series can be purchased here.

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt joined the digital team of WAVE News in September 2019.