Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Born in Montreal, Mario is a “monster kid” who teaches courses on genre cinema and monsters in the Humanities department of John Abbott College. He began to watch monster movies at the age of 9, staying up to watch Hammer films on late-night television. He has been an independent filmmaker with the Volatile Works collective for ten years, working primarily in super-8 and 16mm. His films combine a love of silent cinema, “exploitation films,” the horror genre, and agit-prop sensibilities. He is also a programmer and coordinator at the Montreal Underground Film Festival. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto, and also writes in the area of film and religion. He is presently undertaking research on the history of the Parisian Grand-Guignol theatre and its impact on cinematic horror, especially the French “fantastique.” He has published articles on the Grand-Guignol and cinema in the Journal of Horror Studies and in the upcoming book, Fragments of the Monster: Recovering Forties Horror, which he is a co-editor. He is also publishing an article on Jean Rollin for the book, Global Fear: International Horror Film Directors, (Intellect Press). He has written articles for Golem: The Journal of Religion and Monsters, as well as for the Journal of Religion and Film, and for the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. He is an occasional writer for the Canadian horror genre magazine Rue-Morgue.

Upcoming Events

X-mas Dread: Ghost Story Party X-mas Dread: Ghost Story Party
Tue. Dec. 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Previous Events

THE MONSTERS OF HAMMER HORROR THE MONSTERS OF HAMMER HORROR
Tue. Nov. 9, 2010 - Tue. Nov. 23, 2010 - 12:00 am
THE 'TERROR' FILMS OF VAL LEWTON THE 'TERROR' FILMS OF VAL LEWTON
Wed. Nov. 23, 2011 - Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 - 12:00 am
FRAGMENTS OF THE MONSTER: RECOVERING FORTIES HORROR FRAGMENTS OF THE MONSTER: RECOVERING FORTIES HORROR
Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 - Mon. Dec. 3, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR
Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 - Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DREAMING REVOLT: JEAN ROLLIN, THE FRENCH FANTASTIQUE AND BEYOND DREAMING REVOLT: JEAN ROLLIN, THE FRENCH FANTASTIQUE AND BEYOND
Tue. Apr. 16, 2013 - Tue. Apr. 30, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yuletide Terror!: Trivia Party Yuletide Terror!: Trivia Party
Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
H.P. Lovecraft – From Cosmic Horror to Heavy Metal H.P. Lovecraft – From Cosmic Horror to Heavy Metal
Tue. Feb. 4, 2014 - Tue. Mar. 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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