Demon Children Movie Series Spooks Students
University Programs began their annual Halloween movie series “Chilllldren” and invites all students and faculty to attend.
University Programs presents a horror movie series every October leading up to Halloween. Last year, the Innovative Arts Committee organized a Stephen King Series.
The movies that are featured this year include: “The Exorcist”, “Let Me In”, “Woman In Black”, and “The Orphanage”. The titles were voted upon by the Innovative Arts and Events Committee.
This year’s theme for the series was decided by Katie Johnson event organizer and University Programs Innovative Arts & Events Chair. .
“I would argue that the scariest thing you could see in a movie is a creepy-killer child, and it is also a common theme among scary movies,” Johnson said
Students agree with her point.
“Kids are scary because you always think they are cute and innocent, but they aren’t. They are naturally possessed,” said Mason Hankins, a junior business major. He views the horror films not as entertainment, but documentaries.
“The Exorcist” was shown Oct. 4. The upcoming shows will be every Thursday night in October. “Let Me In” will be featured Oct. 11, “Woman in Black” on Oct. 18, and “The Orphanage” on Oct 25.
“We kicked off the series with ‘The Exorcist’ and 40 people came out to enjoy the film. Hopefully we get the same attendance at the next three movies,” Johnson said
The movies will show at 7 p.m. every Thursday in October in the UP Video Theater located in the Arkansas Union. The event is paid for by student activity fees already built-in to tuition. Admission is free to the public, but seating preference will be given to current UA students and faculty. There will be free popcorn and soda at every showing.