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.

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.

The Miskatonic Institute presents a new PAPERBACKS FROM HELL show in Toronto!

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

In the early Seventies, three books changed horror forever: ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE EXORCIST, and THE OTHER. The first horror novels to hit bestseller lists since 1940, they opened the floodgates for an avalanche of horror paperbacks to pour onto supermarket shelves throughout the Seventies and Eighties until SILENCE OF THE LAMBS slit the genre’s throat […]

Rue Morgue Magazine plugs our PAPERBACKS FROM HELL class!

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

Thanks to Mike Gingold – not only a veteran horror journalist (who was managing editor of Fangoria Magazine for decades), but also one of our former Miskatonic NYC instructors (New York State of Horror – December 2016) – our Sept 19th PAPERBACKS FROM HELL event with Grady Hendrix has gotten a plug on the Rue […]

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement in August 2017!

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

We’ll be teaming up with a fellow horror organization to present a special Miskatonic pop-up class this fall – stay tuned for official details coming your way towards the end of summer!

Diabolique Magazine interviews Mike Gingold about his “New York State of Horror” Class!

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

Kieran Fisher of Diabolique caught up with genre vet Michael Gingold about tonight’s class on New York in horror film and television  – they talk about the impact of Rosemary’s Baby on the use of New York City as a setting, as well as the ways that the city’s reputation for crime and later gentrification […]