Why do the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end when you hear certain sounds? Darien Library invites you to Send Chills Down Your Spine: Music and Horror on June 2 at 7 p.m., an online program. Musicologist and music theorist Dr. Gil Harel will discuss the ingredients which make music so effective at conveying horror.
From the pulsating strings in the shower scene of Hitchcock's "Psycho," to the intensifying grind of the "Jaws" theme, to more recent examples in shows such as "The Walking Dead" and "Stranger Things," music has played a paramount role in the genre of horror. Register on the Library’s website at darienlibrary.org.
This program is part of Darien Library’s One Book One Community program around the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.