Horror Music Exhibit: Monsters & Musical Mayhem (2021)

The Movie-Monsters, Musical Mayhem, and Boo-Tacular Books Exhibit was a thrilling showcase that brought together recordings from the Sound Archive with other intriguing items from various Special Collections departments. It was an immersive experience designed to celebrate the eerie allure of horror movies while showcasing the rich diversity of artifacts housed within Special Collections.

    • October 01, 2021


The exhibit aimed to transport visitors into the spine-tingling worlds of their favorite horror films by featuring recordings used in these cinematic masterpieces. From haunting soundtracks to bone-chilling sound effects, the exhibit offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the audio elements that help bring these terrifying tales to life.

In addition to the recordings, the exhibit also highlighted a range of artifacts curated from Special Collections. These included rare manuscripts, vintage posters, and other memorabilia related to horror literature and film. Each item served as a fascinating window into the history and evolution of the horror genre, captivating visitors with its unique stories and symbolism.

The exhibit was carefully curated to appeal to both horror aficionados and casual visitors alike. Interactive displays and multimedia presentations added an extra layer of excitement, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of their favorite spooky stories.

As one of the contributors to the exhibit, I played a role in selecting and preparing materials from the Sound Archive for display. It was a labor of love, fueled by a passion for preserving and sharing the cultural significance of these recordings with the public.

In the end, the Movie-Monsters, Musical Mayhem, and Boo-Tacular Books Exhibit served as a thrilling tribute to the world of horror entertainment and a testament to the richness and diversity of the collections housed within Special Collections. It was an experience that left a lasting impression on all who dared to venture into its spooky confines.