Course Archives

  • Live From Miskatonic: In Conversation with Jack Ketchum
    Wed. Sep. 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Morbid Anatomy Museum

    We kick off Miskatonic NYC with a bang as a titan of horror fiction, Jack Ketchum (OFF SEASON, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, THE LOST, RED) joins us for our first event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum for an in-depth look at his work and adaptations to the screen.

  • Adapting Lovecraft for the Screen: A Master Class with Dennis Paoli
    Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Morbid Anatomy Museum

    Dennis Paoli, screenwriter for director Stuart Gordon’s film adaptations of the works of H. P. Lovecraft (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, and for the cable television series “Masters of Horror,” Dreams in the Witch House), will lead a two-hour master class on adapting Lovecraft for the screen—the challenges, techniques, and insights into the works gained in the process.

  • Monsters in the Closet: Gay Pulp Horror in the 1970s
    Thu. Nov. 17, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Morbid Anatomy Museum

    Monsters in the Closet examines the intersection between horror and gay erotic novels of the 1970s, when adults-only publishers mined the conventions of genre fiction formulas that lent themselves to sexually explicit variations.

  • The New York State of Horror
    Thu. Dec. 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Morbid Anatomy Museum

    Longtime horror journalist Michael Gingold leads you on a travelogue through New York City horror, discussing resident auteurs such as Larry Cohen, Abel Ferrara, Frank Henenlotter and William Lustig as well as the ways in which New York City-set scare flicks reflected the changes in the city itself over the years.

  • PAPERBACKS FROM HELL - with Grady Hendrix and Special Guests!
    Tue. Sep. 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Film Noir Cinema

    Grady Hendrix delivers a mind-melting oral history of the wild and woolly world of 70s horror pulps, featuring Nazi leprechauns, skeleton doctors, killer crabs, killer jellyfish, and killer fetuses, featuring hair-raising readings, a William W. Johnstone quote-off, and more tales of terrifying tots, tricycles, clowns, puppets, and heavy metal bands than should be strictly legal. Prepare yourself for a tour of this long-lost universe of terror that lurked behind the lurid, foil-embossed, die-cut covers of… the Paperbacks from Hell!

  • THE TIME HAS COME TO TELL THE TALE: PETER STRAUB IN CONVERSATION - Cancelled
    Sun. Oct. 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Wythe Hotel Cinema

    Join us for this special off-site collaboration with The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, a rare on-stage conversation between one of the world’s foremost horror authors, Peter Straub – who gave us JULIA, GHOST STORY, MR. X, KOKO and more, as well as collaborating with Stephen King on THE TALISMAN and BLACK HOUSE – as he talks about his writing career and the films that sprung from it with famed horror biographer and critic Douglas E. Winter.

  • Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film
    Tue. Nov. 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Film Noir Cinema

    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 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Film Noir Cinema

    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.

  • Sacred Disobedience: on 'Penda’s Fen'
    Tue. Jan. 9, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Film Noir Cinema

    Only recently exhumed after having been out of circulation for forty years, Alan Clarke and David Rudkin’s Penda’s Fen has lost none of its power to bewitch and ensorcel. This illustrated talk by Sukhdev Sandhu will explore its topographies and febrile contexts – experimental public broadcasting, avant-garde arcadias, the rural uncanny, a mid-70s Britain that teetered on the brink of civil war, the rise of eldritch England.

  • Black Horror: The Revolutionary Act of Subverting the White Gaze
    Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Film Noir Cinema

    From Spencer Williams’ Son of Ingagi to Jordan Peele’s Get Out, the cinematic screen has consistently served as a site of subversion for filmmakers of the African diaspora. Through the camera’s lens, tales of hauntings, demonic possession, vampirism, and hoodoo rituals gone awry have become a celluloid metaphor for colonization and racism’s toll on the Black psyche. This multimedia presentation will offer an immersive thematic overview of Black horror narratives while highlighting noteworthy films within the genre spanning the early 1900s to modern day. hrough visual, cultural, and historical exploration, this presentation aims to examine and foster dialogue about what happens when subjection is subverted and what stories can be told when the white gaze is decentered.

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