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 while helping enthusiastic fans of the genre to gain a critical perspective.

L’Institut Miskatonic d’études sur le fantastique est une organisation sans but lucratif qui offre des programmes de cours donnés par des essayistes, des réalisateurs, des chercheurs et des programmeurs / commissaires reconnus dans le domaine du fantastique et de l’horreur. Les cours ont pour but de célébrer l’histoire et la culture du fantastique et d’aider les amateurs du genre à aborder cet univers d’un point de vue critique.


Miskatonic Fall/Automne 2014 & Winter/Hiver 2015 Course Schedule / Calendrier des cours

FALL/AUTOMNE 2014 SCHEDULE OF COURSES Blood Born: Invasion of the Body (07/10 to 21/10, 3 weeks) Instructor: Karen Herland The advent of AIDS coalesced cultural fears around otherness, sexual danger and the tension between nature and science. Horror films often explore the body made unfamiliar through infection or mutation. Blood Born traces the spectre of infected […]


9th Montreal Underground Film Festival, May 22 – 25

The 9th Montreal Underground Film Festival kicks off Thursday, 22 May 2014, with a two-part programme of fantastic Opening Night films. Check the MUFF website for details:


Thank You, to Our 2013-2014 Instructors and Students!

Miskatonic thanks the instructors who volunteered their time and expertise for our fantastic slate of 2013-2014 courses, and the enthusiastic and insightful students who attended them.


“Pure Provocation”: Avant-Garde Horror Cinema(s)

Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 - Tue. Apr. 1, 2014

Date/Time Date(s) – Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 – Tue. Apr. 1, 20147:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location Microcinema [ ÊTRE] Instructor Anne Golden Admission $21 Tuesdays, March 18th, 25th and April 1st (3 weeks) This course will investigate the locus of horror within avant-garde cinema(s). Beginning with canonical films which are examples of Dadaism and Surrealism, […]


H.P. Lovecraft – From Cosmic Horror to Heavy Metal

Tue. Feb. 4, 2014 - Tue. Mar. 4, 2014

Date/Time Date(s) – Tue. Feb. 4, 2014 – Tue. Mar. 4, 20147:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location Microcinema [ ÊTRE] Instructor Carl Sederholm, Kristopher Woofter, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare Admission $35 Tuesdays, February 4th & February 11th, 18th, 25th and March 4th (5 weeks) Horror fiction writer, theorist, philosopher, and prolific epistolarian, H.P. Lovecraft is one of […]