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Pitt Horror Studies Collection obtains new materials from author Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus’ papers are the second major addition to the University Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

May 19, 2020

Desolate streets and closed storefronts may make Oakland feel pretty apocalyptic at the moment, but things are getting even spookier in Pitt’s special collections.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019

Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.

Pitt alumni produce ‘Body Farm’ film

Pitt alum Brandon Keenan independently funded and produced the psychological thriller film “Body Farm.” (Photo courtesy of Brandon Keenan)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

When a friend offhandedly suggested that Brandon Keenan — a 2005 graduate of Pitt’s media communication program — research the strange topic of body farms, he quickly discovered a potential story unfolding before him.   Keenan, 34, has now seen the production of his first feature film, a psycholog...

Staff picks: Halloween movies

Crew members set up the iconic cage scene from the Silence of the Lambs at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum last October. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Staff

October 23, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of Halloween titles to rifle through online, the thought of missing out on the spookiest movies can be frightening. And with Halloween in about a week, there isn’t a better time to sit back with friends, snack on overpriced candy from Rite Aid and nervously laugh at scary m...

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Apparently “The Walking Dead” is more popular than football. According to the New York Times, the season-four premiere of the graphic-novel-turned-television-sensation garnered 16.1 million viewers, surpassing any NFL game aired this year.The American public loves zombies — or at least connects with the fear tha...

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