The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Announces Fall Lineup of Lectures and Events in Los Angeles, New York and London
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, the world’s longest-running educational organization devoted to the study of horror history, theory and production, is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 lineup of classes, led by some of the genre world’s most renowned critical, literary and filmmaking luminaries at all three of our branches.
In addition to Lisa Petrucci’s previously-announced class on exploitation pioneers Roberta Findlay and Doris Wishman, Miskatonic unleashes a heady fall semester that includes bad trips, horticultural horror, Mexican horror, corridors in horror, Satan in film and literature, adaptations and mutations of The Thing, the German Edgar Wallace “Krimi” film, and career talks by filmmakers Karen Arthur, Gary Sherman and multi-media artist Penny Slinger. We’ll even take a nostalgic and critical look at the evolution of the horror fan onscreen, with special guest Dean Cameron, beloved to horror fans for his role as “Chainsaw” in Carl Reiner’s Summer School (1987).
As with our last two Octobers, we’re partnering again with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and we’ve also got our first collaborations with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Atlas Obscura, Mexico City’s Morbido Festival, our host venue the Philosophical Research Society, and the newly-christened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LA, the latter for a special screening of Roberta Findlay’s 1985 sleaze-terpiece, TENEMENT.
All classes at our regular branches are stand-alone events (think a TED talk but with booze and horror!) though people can opt to buy a season pass for a discounted price on our website HERE.
FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH BRANCH FOLLOW BELOW.
About the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies:
Founded by film writer/programmer Kier-La Janisse in 2010, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers undergraduate-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses in horror and horror-adjacent topics. We have regular branches in London, New York and Los Angeles as well as presenting special events worldwide.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – LA
Venue: The University of Philosophical Research
Address: 3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles
Prices: $12 adv / $15 door | Season Pass for 6 classes: $50
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC
Venue: Film Noir Cinema
Address: 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prices: $12 adv / $15 door | Season Pass for 4 classes: $40
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London
Venue: Horse Hospital
Address: Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London
Prices: Reg events: £12 adv / £15 door | In Conversation Events: £17 adv / £20 door | Season Pass for 4 classes: £45