In a time before “Goosebumps,” another book had the honor of bringing children’s nightmares to life. “Scary Stories” is a 2019 documentary directed, edited and produced by Cody Meirick. The film chronicles the legacy and origins of the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” book series.
UT alumnae twins Ashley and Leslie Saunders, who both graduated in 2010, broke into the young adult fiction genre last year with their debut novel “The Rule of One.” This novel tells the story of twin sisters Mira and Ava Goodwin’s fight for survival in a dystopian Texas.
The horror genre has frightened moviegoers since the early twentieth century. With recent hits such as “It” and “Us,” the genre shows no signs of receding success. However, stigmas toward horror have become increasingly prominent as of late.
Two Nepalese women, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita (left), leading female mountain guide, and punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai (right), are pictured in a still from “Mothered by Mountains,” which will be shown on Thursday.
In the 20 years since Joy Lin was a freshman at UT, she earned three degrees. Her teaching career, which began at a juvenile detention facility, helped Lin connect with students by critiquing their favorite superhero movies. The success of this lesson plan has earned Lin an animated series with TED-Ed, gigs at comic cons and even a series of children’s books.