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The horror genre in Maine, from books to film, including film series Damnationland


Just in time for Halloween, we’ll discuss why Maine seems to be a hotbed for scary stories and terrifying movies, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King. Damnationland presents original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. For over a decade, Damnationland programs have featured world premieres of short films produced in by Mainers, exclusively for the Halloween season.

Mackenzie Bartlett, co-producer of Damnationland
Aviva Briefel, Edward Little professor of the English language and literature and cinema studies, Bowdoin College
Jason Middleton, associate professor of English and visual and cultural studies; director, film and media studies program, University of Rochester; lives in Falmouth

VIP caller:
Carter Smith, Maine filmmaker; his film "Swallowed" airs Wednesday night

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.