The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international educational community through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective. We have regular classes in London, New York and Los Angeles, as well as hosting special events worldwide.

VIDEO: Mitch Horowitz’ GOD OF THE OUTSIDERS – SATAN IN LITERATURE, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

As a special Halloween gift to those who can’t make it to our classes in person, we’re proud to present this free online video of famed author, historian and occultist Mitch Horowitz’s class GOD OF THE OUTSIDERS, filmed at Miskatonic NYC on September 19, 2019 by Jacqueline Castel.

SECRET POWERS OF ATTRACTION: FOLK HORROR IN ITS CULTURAL CONTEXT (Cardiff)

Sun. Oct. 27, 2019

British “folk horror” was in many ways a phenomenon of the 1970s, but it has seen a massive revival of popularity in the last decade. What caused it to grow in the fields, forests and furrows of the 1970s and early 1980s? And why has it come back with such a vengeance? In Secret Powers of Attraction, Howard David Ingham gives a broad overview of British folk horror in its time and space, and how popular interest in the occult creates the conditions for it to become a force in our collective imagination.

Screening: Terror Tuesday: FRIGHT NIGHT (Los Angeles)

Tue. Oct. 22, 2019

Off-site screening of Tom Holland’s 1985 classic at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Los Angeles as part of their weekly Terror Tuesday series, hosted by Amy Searles in conjunction with the Miskatonic class “Wanted: More Viewers Like…” Depictions of Horror Fandom in Film and Television

HAUNTED MUSEUM: THE LORE AND LEGACY OF THE UNIVERSAL MONSTERS (Los Angeles)

Sun. Oct. 20, 2019

What truly created the classic Universal monsters? The iconic figures of the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Wolfman, The Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon were the not only the results of great performance, make-up and filmmaking skill, but a response to the events of the world around them. From the movie monsters birthed by the Great Depression to the creatures who emerged from the atomic age of the 1950s, director Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), author Mallory O’Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick) and special guest Sara Karloff will discuss these origins and more on a panel moderated by author and screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner.

THE MORBIDO CRYPT’S GUIDE TO MEXICAN FANTASY AND HORROR CINEMA (Austin)

Sun. Sep. 22, 2019

Join us for a scenic tour of Mexican genre cinema guided by Morbido Fest’s head programmer, Abraham Castillo Flores. Delving beyond luchadores and psychotronica, Abraham unearths the monsters that fomented a distinctive but barely acknowledged corner of our cinematic consciousness.