THINGS FROM OTHER WORLDS: ADAPTING, TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING ‘THE THING’ (London)

Thu. Dec. 12, 2019

This lecture explores the rich narrative universe of The Thing, using its various iterations to examine the multi-platform and serial nature of contemporary genre storytelling. In a way reminiscent of the alien subject at its heart, which copies, transforms and mutates as its virus spreads, The Thing illustrates the way in which intricate and complex ‘worldbuilding’ can occur through the introduction of new narrative instalments across multiple media platforms. But it also highlights the impossibility of exhaustively defining categories of adaptation and serialisation. Ultimately, this lecture does not strive to resolve these complexities, but rather to identify the theoretical considerations raised by transmedia genre storytelling within a wider culture of recycling and adaptation.

Photos: Horror Express Bus Tour – Fantasia Edition!

Thu. Dec. 12, 2019

In conjunction with the Fantasia International Film Festival, film writer/producer/programmer Kier-La Janisse mounted her second Horror Express chartered bus tour, this time through Montreal horror film locations – co-hosted by longtime horror journalist Mike Gingold and presented by the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and Spectacular Optical Publications. Stops included the houses from Of Unknown […]

HORROR EXPRESS BUS TOUR – FANTASIA EDITION (Montreal)

Wed. Jul. 17, 2019

Come join us for fun and photo ops as we navigate through the history of Montreal’s cinematic underbelly.

GRAND DAMES OF THE GRINDHOUSE: THE FILMS OF ROBERTA FINDLAY AND DORIS WISHMAN (Los Angeles)

Thu. Aug. 8, 2019

Lisa Petrucci of Something Weird Video appears at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies with a lively illustrated lecture on the films of exploitation mavericks Roberta Findlay and Doris Wishman, looking at their historical contexts, their comparable trajectory from nudies and roughies to porn and horror, and seeking to reconcile their aversion to feminism with their status as pioneering women filmmakers.

New Trailer: PETE WALKER IN CONVERSATION May 9th in LA

Thu. Aug. 8, 2019

Thanks to Nathan Boone for this incredible trailer he edited for our upcoming masterclass with Pete Walker at Miskatonic LA on May 9th! Details and tickets for that event HERE >>