On October 22, 2014

CSJ presents Dr. Prida’s Horror Show talk at brewery

Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. — RUTLAND — College of St. Joseph will present Dr. Prida’s Horror Show at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Hop ‘N Moose in Downtown Rutland.

CSJ Associate Professor of English Dr. Jonas Prida will take a fun and visual look at what scares us the most and why we love it. Topics of the talk will include the culture of horror in the U.S. and elsewhere; scary icons such as dolls, clowns, and monsters; and discussions with the audience about the most frightening books and movies of all time.

The presentation is free and open to all. Hop ‘N Moose, at 41 Center St. in Rutland, will create a special, themed cocktail for the event.

Prida teaches a variety of courses in English and cultural studies. His area of focus is on popular culture and weird tales. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Tulane University in 2006 and has worked at College of St. Joseph since 2008. Prida spent many of his teenage years watching “Evil Dead II,” the “Hellraiser” series, and reading Robert Howard’s “Conan the Barbarian.”

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