The Wrath of the iOtians

Interview with Nina Nesseth, Author of Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films

October 06, 2022 Jake and Ron Episode 51
The Wrath of the iOtians
Interview with Nina Nesseth, Author of Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films
Show Notes

Have you ever wondered why certain movies scare you more than others? Why do some movies scare you, even years later and after repeat viewing? Why do certain sounds make you feel uneasy? How do horror movies reflect our own history? 

Nightmare Fuel answers these questions and many more! Nina explores our fears through the lenses of biology, psychology, and physiology in a very comprehensive process. And Nina also watched 274 horror films for research--that's right 274!  But Nightmare Fuel is not some dry textbook; it's so entertaining and humorous to read!

That's because Nina also works as a science communicator at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario developing content for exhibits, workshops, and programming for school groups and public audiences in English and French.

With Halloween around the corner, this is a great book for your resident horror movie fan, for your Halloween party (like we said ... so fun to read!), but also for everyone else who wants to understand that unique, visceral, sometimes paralyzing emotion that impacted our ancient ancestors so much that it became bio-coded in all of us ... the emotion of fear.

Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films by Nina Nesseth
https://tornightfire.com/catalog/nightmare-fuel-the-science-of-horror-films-nina-nesseth/

The Science of Black Orphan: The Official Companion
by Casey Griffin and Nina Nesseth
https://ecwpress.com/products/science-of-orphan-black

Nina Nesseth
https://www.ninanesseth.com/

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