POSTPONED: THE GHASTLY ONE: JIMMY McDONOUGH on ANDY MILLIGAN (Los Angeles)

Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

Andy Milligan is one of the most compelling, contentious lone wolfs in cinema history. A dressmaker, actor and puppeteer, Milligan cranked out titles like Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Body Beneath, and The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here! on threadbare budgets. He made sexploitation movies, period horror films (elaborately costumed by Milligan himself) and even a landmark gay short. His films were deeply personal statements, despite limitations which made him the laughingstock of the 42nd street distributors who cashed in on his work. Ever the outsider, Milligan was homosexual, a sadist and an avowed misogynist, and all of this is quite present in his creations. In this class, Milligan biographer Jimmy McDonough will show some of his favorite clips from his movies and unlock the secrets that lie within.

POSTPONED: JESÚS FRANCO: SHOOTING AT THE SPEED OF LIFE (Los Angeles)

Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

In this evening’s discussion, acclaimed author Stephen Thrower (NIGHTMARE USA, JESS FRANCO: FLOWERS OF PERVERSION/MURDEROUS PASSIONS) will explore Franco’s ability to juggle the commercial and personal dimensions of filmmaking through his confrontational works of horror, sadism and erotic spectacle.

VIDEO: Penny Slinger in Conversation

Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

The Miskatonic Institute is pleased to welcome filmmaker, collage artist, sculptor and performer Penny Slinger to our LA branch for an exclusive, in-depth conversation about her dark surrealist work in multiple mediums on Thursday Dec 12, 2019, moderated by filmmaker and Miskatonic NYC co-director Jacqueline Castel, who edited this teaser video for the event. In […]

MIXTAPE: DJ Alfonso’s mix for The Morbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema

Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

A special pre-lecture mix created by DJ Alfonso of Rendezvous LA for the Miskatonic LA’s event, The Morbido Crypt’s Guide to Mexican Fantasy and Horror Cinema, presented by Morbido Fest’s (Mexico City) head programmer, Abraham Castillo Flores on November 21, 2019. While most of the cues and sound bites on this mix are sourced from […]

VIDEO: Mitch Horowitz’ GOD OF THE OUTSIDERS – SATAN IN LITERATURE, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Thu. Oct. 22, 2020

As a special Halloween gift to those who can’t make it to our classes in person, we’re proud to present this free online video of famed author, historian and occultist Mitch Horowitz’s class GOD OF THE OUTSIDERS, filmed at Miskatonic NYC on September 19, 2019 by Jacqueline Castel.