Electricity has played a major role in countless horror movies and novels. It passed judgment on the killer child in The Bad Seed (1956), it wreaked havoc in Gremlin form in Gremlins 2, and it gave life to Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's classic novel. Furthermore, there's a reason that "It was a dark and stormy night" is a horror/mystery cliché. This Tuesday, the Bakken puts aside quaint stories of Thomas Edison and celebrates more macabre depictions of electricity. This event is geared toward grownups, so leave the kids behind and learn to appreciate electricity as more than just a bill that comes in the mail each month. Enjoy appetizers and electrically charged wine, a haunted mansion tour, theater, and discussion about how electricity inspired Mary Shelley to create a monster.
Tue., Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m., 2008