Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Born in Montreal, Mario is a “monster kid” who teaches courses on genre cinema, grotesque traditions, and monster ethics 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 all his life beginning with his first super-8 film, ONE DARK NIGHT, which he shot in his parents’s back yard. His films combine a love of silent cinema, “exploitation films,” the horror genre, and attractions-based sensibilities. He is also a programmer and coordinator at the Montreal Underground Film Festival. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto, and is presently finishing a book linked to the history of the Parisian Grand-Guignol theatre, entitled SINISTER TABLEAUX: GRAND-GUIGNOL CINEMA, CORPOREALITY AND THE SENSES. He has published articles on the Grand-Guignol and cinema in the journal HORROR STUDIES (5.1), and in the book, RECOVERING 1940s HORROR: TRACES OF A LOST DECADE (2015), for which he is a co-editor. He is also publishing an article on Jean Rollin for the book, GLOBAL FEAR: INTERNATIONAL HORROR DIRECTORS (Intellect Press, 2016). He is an occasional writer for the Canadian horror genre magazine RUE-MORGUE.

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    THE MONSTERS OF HAMMER HORROR
    Tue. Nov. 9, 2010 - Tue. Nov. 23, 2010 - 12:00 am
    THE 'TERROR' FILMS OF VAL LEWTON
    Wed. Nov. 23, 2011 - Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 - 12:00 am
    THEORIZING HORROR
    Wed. Jan. 18, 2012 - Wed. Feb. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am
    SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR
    Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 - Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
    DREAMING REVOLT: JEAN ROLLIN, THE FRENCH FANTASTIQUE AND BEYOND
    Tue. Apr. 16, 2013 - Tue. Apr. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am
    H.P. LOVECRAFT: FROM COSMIC HORROR TO HEAVY METAL
    Tue. Feb. 4, 2014 - Tue. Mar. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am
    THEORIZING HORROR, PART 2: HORROR AND SENSATION
    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 - Tue. Mar. 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Mondo Realism and the Cinema of Joe D’Amato
    Tue. Sep. 29, 2015 - Tue. Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    DOCUMENTING HORROR
    Tue. Feb. 2, 2016 - Tue. Mar. 15, 2016 - 12:00 am
    WOMEN HORROR DIRECTORS
    Tue. Sep. 27, 2016 - Tue. Nov. 1, 2016 - 12:00 am
    SLASHER THEORY: REASSESSING AN UNDERVALUED SUBGENRE
    Tue. Jan. 24, 2017 - Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Duane Jones: Race and Revolution in the Vietnam Era
    Tue. Nov. 28, 2017 - Tue. Dec. 5, 2017 - 12:00 am

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