Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Open in New York City
Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies arrives in New York City. The non-profit organization offers a platform between Horror enthusiasts and visionaries in the genre. Classes center on Historic cultural, perspective and theoretical applications in the field of Horror. Artists within diverse degrees of Horror entertainment engage as instructors. Every course is open to the public.
A pilot semester will begin September through December 2016 at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum. Below is a listing of scheduled courses offered.
Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies was founded in 2010 by film writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse. The first incarnation opened in Winnipeg, Canada. Since 2013 Miskatonic Montreal has been co-directed by Kristopher Woofter and Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare. In January 2015, Janisse teamed up with Virginie Sélavy, UK-based film scholar, and Electric Sheep founder/editor-in-chief. Together they launched Miskatonic branch in London. Today, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies has branches in London, UK and Montreal, Canada.
Live from Miskatonic: Jack Ketchum in Conversation
Instructors: Jack Ketchum, Kier-La Janisse
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 21th, 2016 7:00pm-10:00pm
Overview: Jack Ketchum the first event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum for an in-depth look at his work and adaptations to the screen, moderated by film writer, programmer, and Miskatonic Institute founder Kier-La Janisse.
Adapting Lovecraft for the screen: A masterclass with Denis Paoli
Instructor: Dennis Paoli
Date and Time: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Description: 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
Instructor: Maitland McDonagh
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 7:00pm-10:00pm
Description: Monsters in the Closet examines the intersection between gay erotic novels of the 1970s and the conventions of genre fiction formulas that lent themselves to sexually explicit variations, which adults-only publishers mined with exemplary vigor.
New York State of Horror
Instructor: Michael Gingold
Date and Time: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 7:00pm-10:00pm
Description: This class will chronicle the history of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs in genre cinema, addressing many specific titles—from expensive studio fare to down-and-dirty independents—lensed on and under its streets, classic and recurring locations, and how the many sides of the city were explored and exploited by filmmakers.