The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a non-profit, community-based curriculum through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and programmers/curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective.

The Dreyer Connection in Alan Clarke’s Penda’s Fen (1974)

By Martyn Conterio (Note: This content was created exclusively for the Miskatonic newsletter. Each newsletter will contain original writing adjacent to our classes and so we are sharing this here to let you know what kinds of treats are in store if you sign up! Sign up to the monthly newsletter HERE >>) It might […]

Miskatonic NYC Announces Spring 2018 Lineup

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies-NYC returns in January 2018 for another semester of classes on horror topics both iconic and arcane from some of the genre’s most brilliant and challenging critical voices. We begin January 9th with Sukhdev Sandhu’s Sacred Disobedience, a class on Alan Clarke and David Rudkin’s Penda’s Fen (1974), an extraordinary […]

Happy Holidays from the Miskatonic Institute!

We’ll be back in January with a new semester of classes, but until then Happy Holidays! Tickets and season passes will be on sale soon (passes will be available on the Registration page, individual tickets will be available on the individual event pages shortly). Image: From a seasonal greeting card by Adam Juresko to coincide […]

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film

Tue. Nov. 21, 2017

In this illustrated talk, New School faculty member and author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive Kristen J. Sollée will trace the witch in visual media from the early modern era through the present, examining her legacy as an icon of female power and persecution, and as a potent feminist symbol.

YULETIDE TERROR: Christmas Horror on Film and Television

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

To celebrate the release of Spectacular Optical’s new book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, contributors Michael Gingold and Kier-La Janisse will delve into the world of festive fright favourites and obscurities, from American Santa Slashers (and the ensuing controversies) to the quintessentially-English A Ghost Story for Christmas series, providing insight on these subversive film and television presentations that allow viewers to engage in different ways with the complicated cultural history of the Christmas season.