Every horror fan knows that in order to survive, you have to stay together.
That’s why we’re keeping horror lovers close with our monthly watchalong series, It’s Coming From Inside the House (ICFITH). ICFITH, MoPOP’s monthly horror watchalong series, is a place for the horror hounds, the horror curious, and even the horror averse to come together and talk about what scares us (even if it’s just an unsightly hairpiece from an 80s slasher flick).
The concept is simple: we invite a guest from the horror community to select a film they think deserves a spot on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die (created for the Scared to Death exhibition). The special guest then makes a case for their film during a conversation with the program host and fans who are logged on for the watchalong. Throughout the program, we provide a space for horror fans to chat about the film and connect with the special guests and other horror lovers.
From January through October 2021, join us at 7pm PST every third Friday of the month for a fresh film. Take notes on your faves, because at the end of the series, you’ll be able to vote on two new films to be added to the list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die.
Friday, October 22
Online Watchalong — View-Your-Own
Unrated • 95 mins • Dir. Steven Kostanski • 2020
After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding.
MoPOP’s monthly horror watchalong series is wrapping up its second year with a bang! This series started as a way to keep horror fans connected at a time when it has been difficult to come together and feel that special connection that comes from sharing in our love for spooks, splatter, and suspense. We asked the Spooky Crew Discord server that rose from this program about how best to close out this year and they picked a horror film that is, at its bloody heart, a film about friendship: 2021 Canadian breakout hit Psycho Goreman!
Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see:
- Pre-film introduction with MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford
- Costume Contest with sweet prizes! We’ll be judging costumes in three categories: Best Trash Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Overall Costume
- Chat with Robert and other fans during the film
- We’ll be announcing the two inductees onto MoPOP’s list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die from the films selected by our 2021 guests and voted on by fans on social media
- Post-film discussion and more surprises in store!
If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 7:00pm PT on Friday, October 22nd! Otherwise, here's where you can find Psycho Goreman online:
We’re also sharing that the Spooky Crew Discord server is hosting a meetup/Crazyball tournament in Jefferson Park in Seattle on Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00pm (no RSVP required!). This is a chance to meet other horror fans in a safe, socially distant setting and try your best to understand the labyrinthine rules of Psycho Goreman’s fictional dodgeball game. MoPOP will be there for some pre-Halloween merriment.
ICFITH Costume Contest!
To celebrate our last It’s Coming from Inside the House! watchalong of the year and the culmination of the spooky season, we’re hosting a costume contest!
Anyone who dresses up and wants to share their costume on-screen is invited to, and anyone who shares will be eligible for prizes.
We will be judging costumes in three categories, and we will ask folks to identify the category that they would like to be judged in. The categories are:
- Scariest Costume
- Best Trash Costume (using household objects/materials)
- Best Overall Costume
Prizes include MoPOP tickets, a copy of the Psycho Goreman blu-ray, a copy of the Psycho Goreman soundtrack on vinyl from Waxwork Records, a collectible glass featuring Pandora from Psycho Goreman, a private tour of MoPOP’s Scared to Death gallery with ICFITH host Robert Rutherford, and other goodies!
In celebration of the Exhibit opening, we have an amazing series of events that will start in October and stretch well into November, which is Washington State Hip Hop History Month.
Through collaboration with community partners, talent featured in the exhibit, and local artists, guests will:
• Be introduced to (and celebrate) the amazing photographers that documented the rise and dominance of hip hop in pop culture.
• Learn how photography played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage.
• Learn about the cultural, societal, and artistic impact of hip-hop.
• Get to explore their own creativity as they join us for some Hip Hop inspired art activities.
Frame It: Photography Workshop for Beginners with Kariba Jack
Friday, October 29 | 6:00pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can
Join us on October 29, 2021 for the 'Frame It' photography workshop! During the workshop you'll learn about the basics of photography and be able to leave with the knowledge to create an image that is frame worthy! Kariba Jack is a hip and fresh Nigerian American photographer who loves capturing the now. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle to be exact she specializes in natural light photography with a bold and vibrant approach with her portrait and wedding clients. She's photographed many events and worked with celebrities including Trey Songz, Maya, Keyshia Cole, Wale, Common, Keri Hilson, Ne-yo and Tank just to name a few. Photography is not only her profession but her passion as well.
Paint & Sip with Claudia Villalobos
Friday, November 5 | Virtual | 6:00pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can
Paint a rarely seen photograph of megastar Megan Thee Stallion from the Contact High exhibition. Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Paint Night hosted by Claudia Villalobos.
Grab your favorite beverage, nod your head and tap your foot with every brush stroke as one of MoPOP's favorite DJs, the talented DJ Sir Juan joins us virtually to spin and scratch some of your favorite hits, features, and remixes on the turntables.
A pay-what-you-can ticket includes this livestream event with Claudia Villalobos and DJ Sir Juan and, contributes to MoPOP’s programming, education, and mission. Participants should also plan to purchase a kit of art supplies for $35 by October 29, or download a free tracing template utilizing paint and canvas supplies you already own.
About Claudia Villalobos
Born and raised in the 206, Claudia couldn't be any prouder of her PNW roots! She is passionate about introducing all Youth to the ARTS community and the possibilities of all art mediums. Claudia hosts Creative Art sessions for underprivileged youth and out-of-the-box thinkers to explore the possibility of incorporating art into their lives in hopes that it could be a positive outlet for our Future Youth. Her love of art encouraged her to create Glow Girls. Glow Girls is a nonprofit that empowers young ladies to express themselves through hands-on art activities, inspiring them to be creative in their own unique way.
A WASHINGTON STATE HIP HOP HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION EVENT
A Conversation with Sha Rock: Mother of the Mic
Friday, November 19 | Virtual | 6:00PM | Pay-What-You-Can
Sha Rock began her career as a breakdancer (or b-girl) but made her name as a skilled MC and battle veteran. A member of the Funky 4 + 1, she is the first female MC to receive a record contract and is often referred to as the Mother of the Mic. The Funky 4 + 1’s 1980 hit “That’s the Joint” was named the greatest hip-hop song of all time by Rolling Stone. A Washington State Hip Hop History Month Celebration event.
Get ready to have your heart warmed, your spirits lifted, and your hope restored: MoPOP’s new film series, The Comeback, is all about lifting up the underdog, the Hail Mary, the impossible victory.
In our latest installment of Movies at MoPOP, we’ll be covering cult films from all over the genre map that exemplify the uphill battle, and eventual victory of the unlikely Comeback. Join MoPOP’s very own Kasi Gaarenstroom and a special guest every month to watch unlikely heroes achieve the impossible. All films will be screened virtually.
After over a year of isolation and untold hardship, we hope this series inspires viewers to reflect on their own Comebacks in the last 18 months. Whether you got a new job, began a new hobby, or just made it through the pandemic as best as you could, we wanna hear your comeback stories.
9 to 5
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Online: Watch Your Own
PG | 109 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1980
“Getting even is a full-time job.”
Three female employees daydream about ending their sexist boss’s tyrannical reign. After a weed-and-booze-fueled evening of harmless fantasizing, the ladies find that they have the opportunity to do just that.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Online: Watch Your Own
PG | 98 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1993
“Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!”
A team of Jamaican bobsledders have their eyes set on the Winter Olympics — never mind that they’ve never sled in snow! With the help of a former champion with a tarnished reputation, they might just have a shot.
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Online: Watch Your Own
PG | 103 mins | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 1989
“I was feeling blue, but I'm better now.”
Kiki is 13, which means she must now leave home to become a full-fledged witch. With just her broom and her black cat Jiji, Kiki must learn to make it in a new town. When her witch powers start to falter, Kiki has a crisis of faith. Can she get over her mental block to become the witch she’s meant to be?
Join us for our Sensory-Friendly Programs, an opportunity for adults and families to experience the museum with lowered volume and light levels. Sensory-Friendly Programs welcome anyone who can benefit from a low-sensory museum environment.
The feeling of acceptance, the friendliness and interest of the staff, and the lack of crowds made the whole visit so much easier and less stressful.