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Live From Miskatonic: Don Coscarelli in Conversation (LA)

Thu. Sep. 13, 2018

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is proud to open its LA branch with a career talk with one of the most important independent directors of American genre cinema, the man whose imagination brought us The Tall Man, whose KENNY & COMPANY and PHANTASM gave pre-teen genre fans an indelible image of empowerment in the form of actor Michael Baldwin, and who adapted the books BUBBA HO-TEP and JOHN DIES AT THE END into instant cult classics. With a new biography on the horizon – True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking, due out October 2 – Don Coscarelli has agreed to sit down with us at Miskatonic, and over the course of a three-hour illustrated discussion moderated by Dead Right Trivia’s Jared Rivet.

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‘Dissecting New French Extremity: Xavier Gens and Pascal Laugier in Conversation (Lisbon)

Wed. Sep. 5, 2018

Date/Time Date(s) – Wed. Sep. 5, 20187:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location Motel X – Cinema Sao George Instructor Jon Towlson Admission FREE Due to personal complications that came up last minute for for both the moderator and one of the speakers,  this event has been cancelled – however Xavier Gens will still be appearing […]

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Focus on: The Murder Set Piece (LA)

Thu. Dec. 13, 2018

Director Rodman Flender breaks down visual storytelling to its most basic narrative requirements. Often the centerpiece of horror and thriller films, the murder set piece is its own three-act “mini movie,” with beginning, middle and climax. With close-read examinations and comparisons of murder set pieces from the silent era through contemporary releases, students will gain an understanding of the essential tools needed to create tension and suspense on a visceral and psychological level.

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Miskatonic at the Brooklyn Horror Festival: Big Scares on the Small Screen: A Brief History of the Made-for-TV Horror Film (NYC)

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018

Although rarely held in high regard by critics, the made for television horror film remains an intriguing artifact of network programming. Any subgenre was up for grabs, and the output was disparate, vast, and surprisingly subversive, often producing a collective memory (or trauma, depending) shared by millions of viewers. Join us for a retrospective on the golden age of the telefilm and beyond. This event will be hosted by Amanda Reyes, editor and co-author of Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999.

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PHOTOS: Michael Ironside in Conversation at Fantasia

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018

Miskatonic was honoured to have the opportunity to host screen icon Michael Ironside live in conversation at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 20, 2018, moderated by film writer and producer Heather Buckley. Below are photos from the event. all photos by Julie Delisle except where noted.   Created with flickr slideshow.