See It Big! Horror

October 24–31, 2014
See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.

Horror is the most primal of all movie genres, the one that most viscerally employs the darkness of the movie theater, the spectacle of shocking sights and sounds, and the collective shrieks and screams of the audience. From Nosferatu (1922) to Poltergeist (1982), this is a Halloween selection of six timeless horror films. The series opens with The Exorcist, a tribute to makeup artist Dick Smith, who revolutionized horror-movie makeup and inspired generations of makeup artists.