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: Penny Slinger in Conversation

The Miskatonic Institute is pleased to welcome filmmaker, collage artist, sculptor and performer Penny Slinger to our LA branch for an exclusive, in-depth conversation about her dark surrealist work in multiple mediums on Thursday Dec 12, 2019, moderated by filmmaker and Miskatonic NYC co-director Jacqueline Castel, who edited this teaser video for the event. In […]

MIXTAPE: DJ Alfonso’s mix for The Morbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema

A special pre-lecture mix created by DJ Alfonso of Rendezvous LA for the Miskatonic LA’s event, The Morbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema, presented by Morbido Fest’s (Mexico City) head programmer, Abraham Castillo Flores on November 21, 2019. While most of the cues and sound bites on this mix are sourced from […]

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