FANGORIA and the DMA Present: Mid-Century Modern Horror

This event has already passed Location: Horchow Auditorium


FANGORIA and the DMA present a day of mid-century modern horror featuring classic films from the 1950s and 60s and a special preview screening of the 2019 release In Fabric. This triple feature will explore the visual language of mid-century horror and what made this period of filmmaking unique.



Schedule of events

A Bucket of Blood (1959)
With an introduction to the mid-century horror genre by Kevin Heffernan, Associate Professor in the Division of Film and Media Arts at SMU

3:30 p.m., Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets for this film here; tickets $10.

A busboy finds acclaim as an artist when a plaster-covered dead cat is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.


Peeping Tom (1960)
With an introduction by FANGORIA writer Preston Fassel

6:30 p.m., Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets for this film here; tickets $10.

A young man murders women and uses a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.



In Fabric (2018)
With a special introduction and post-film Q&A with costume designer Jo Thompson

9:30 p.m., Doors open at 9:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets for this film heretickets $15.

In Fabric, a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.


Purchase a day pass here to see all three films for a discounted price of $30 and receive priority seating.