Fright Nights—Bite Into This With Dracula

Friday, October 11, 2019
Add to calendar 2019-10-11 17:30:00 2019-10-11 21:00:00 Event-NHH Fright Nights Dracula - NHM Natural History Museum nhmla America/Los_Angeles public
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Friday, October 11, 2019

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Members $12
Non-members $15

Fright Nights: The Science Behind Scary Movies

Bite Into This with Dracula 

In celebration of the exhibition, Natural History of Horror, join us this evening as we explore the classic horror film, Dracula (1931) and dissect how scientific discoveries have stirred fear and inspired creativity in people, both past and present. 

The evening includes access to the exhibition, a special performance, Dracula film screening plus light snacks and a cash bar.


5:30 pm:  Guest exploration 
Guests can explore the exhibition, see rare bats from the collection, watch a studio makeup artist demonstration inspired by the film, and learn more about the making of the exhibition from Museum's Exhibitions Team. 

6 pm:  Performances
Enjoy special performances by Captured Aural Phantasy Theater.

7 pm:  Introductory remarks followed by Dracula film screening *
Join us for a pre-film conversation with David Markland, executive director and co-founder of Midsummer Scream and David J. Skal, Dracula film historian and a leading authority on monsters. 

9 pm: Program concludes 

* Seating will open at 7 pm and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no early seating. 


Stay tuned for these upcoming programs: 

  • Friday, February 14, 2020: Unrequited Love with Creature from the Black Lagoon 
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020: Monster Fears with Frankenstein 
  • Friday, April 10, 2020: All Wrapped Up with The Mummy