Talking to teenagers about Halloween can be a nightmare!
But it doesn’t have to be.
Horror movies and horror culture are a significant influence on our young people today, just look at the Killer Clown craze that swept up a frenzy last year! This can be very worrying for adults associated with young people – how can we talk to them productively about horror and Halloween without alienating them, and being accused of being out of touch? This seminar is designed to help us talk to young people about Horror and Halloween and engage with the materials that are so influencing to them.
Jon Greenaway, from the department of Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, specializes in Gothic studies and theology, particularly in the medium of Horror movies. He is coming to speak to us about current horror trends, and how we can engage with these films through a Christian, theological way. We will also discuss strategies to look at these issues with our young people, how to talk about these films with them in a productive way. This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions that you might have about horror culture, and pray together for our young people as we navigate Halloween with them in a positive way.
The event is taking place at St Mary’s Church, Cheadle, at 19:30 on wednesday the 1st of November.
You can book online here at eventbrite. Tickets are free of charge. We hope that you will send this message on to the youth leaders in your church and give them the opportunity to come and discuss these very important questions.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!