Date(s) - Tue. Mar. 7, 2017
12:00 am GMT

Microcinema [ ÊTRE]



Over our seven years in existence, Miskatonic-Montréal has seen some of our students go on to be film festival programmers, journalists, and career scholars. The “Miskatonic Brood” is a lecture series dedicated to these voices, featuring presentations by current and former Miskatonic-Montréal students on horror-related topics of interest to them.

Lecture 1: Ariel Esteban Cayer on Takashi Shimizu’s MAREBITO (UNIQUE ONE)

From the creator of the JU-ON series (2000, 2002, 2003), MAREBITO conceptualizes “fear” not so much as a negative affect, but rather as a positive one: an opening up, a potentiality, a force. When harnessed by capture technologies, fear becomes an event that opens up new worlds and new visions … which may or may not lead to madness. Looking at the film through the writings of Brian Massumi, Cayer will help us to locate the film’s importance in the influential J-horror cycle, as well as its function as a hypertext that brings together various mythologies and influences: the Japanese urban landscape, the scopophilia of films such as PEEPING TOM, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Hollow Earth theories, the vampire mythos, and more.