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.

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.

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 […]