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THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES ANNOUNCES NEW OPENING CLASS FOR NEW YORK BRANCH, SPRING 2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to welcome Stephen R. Bissette and his class on horror zines. But fear not! Miskatonic New York is delighted to welcome back alumna Amanda Reyes to open the Spring 2021 with a talk that should keep us all huddled under the covers on a cold winter’s night (unless you’re in a warmer climate, in which case, we envy you).

Thursday January 21st 7:30 EST
HORROR COMES HOME: WOMEN AND THE MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Instructor: Amanda Reyes | Register

The birth of the made for television movie just happened to coincide with the second wave feminist movement that was erupting along the streets of the United States. Television, which has always been interested in the female demographic, represented this movement in different ways, and the telefilm became a prime space for interrogating issues that were important to women. The genre telefilms of the golden age of the seventies and well beyond also challenged common stereotypes that have afflicted female characters for years. However, the action didn’t always happen on screen. Several women worked behind the scenes and had their hand in the production of some of the most memorable television genre films. Horror Comes Home: Women and the Made for Television Movie is a retrospective on the oft-maligned made for TV genre movie, exploring how these films spoke to its female audience in a way no other medium has.

All those who have purchased a ticket for the Horror Zines class will receive a full refund. For further information, images or interview requests, please visit our website, or contact The Miskatonic Institute at miskatonicihs[at]gmail.com.