The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international educational community through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and programmers/curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective.

Miskatonic featured in the New York Times!

Erik Piepenberg of The New York Times wrote this piece (appearing both online and in the print edition) about our school, featuring interviews with founder Kier-La Janisse, instructors Sukhdev Sandhu and Dianca London Potts, genre scholar Adam Lowenstein and Miskatonic student Derek Boeckelmann. “Because horror films have a vocabulary for the horrific, the painful, the […]

New trailer for Dianca London Potts’ BLACK HORROR class on Feb 13th!

Toronto-based filmmaker and editor Nathan Boone made this amazing trailer for Dianca London Potts’ upcoming Miskatonic class BLACK HORROR: THE REVOLUTIONARY ACT OF SUBVERTING THE WHITE GAZE (description and tickets to that class available HERE) Trailer: BLACK HORROR: THE REVOLUTIONARY ACT OF SUBVERTING THE WHITE GAZE from Miskatonic Institute on Vimeo.

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 […]