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YULETIDE TERROR: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (NYC)

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

To celebrate the release of Spectacular Optical’s new book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, contributors Michael Gingold and Kier-La Janisse will delve into the world of festive fright favourites and obscurities, from American Santa Slashers (and the ensuing controversies) to the quintessentially-English A Ghost Story for Christmas series, providing insight on these subversive film and television presentations that allow viewers to engage in different ways with the complicated cultural history of the Christmas season.

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Rue Morgue plugs our PAPERBACKS FROM HELL class!

Tue. Dec. 12, 2017

Thanks to Mike Gingold – not only a veteran horror journalist (who was managing editor of Fangoria Magazine for decades), but also one of our former Miskatonic NYC instructors (New York State of Horror – December 2016) – our Sept 19th PAPERBACKS FROM HELL event with Grady Hendrix has gotten a plug on the Rue […]

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PAPERBACKS FROM HELL – with Grady Hendrix and Special Guests! (NYC)

Tue. Sep. 19, 2017

Grady Hendrix delivers a mind-melting oral history of the wild and woolly world of 70s horror pulps, featuring Nazi leprechauns, skeleton doctors, killer crabs, killer jellyfish, and killer fetuses, featuring hair-raising readings, a William W. Johnstone quote-off, and more tales of terrifying tots, tricycles, clowns, puppets, and heavy metal bands than should be strictly legal. Prepare yourself for a tour of this long-lost universe of terror that lurked behind the lurid, foil-embossed, die-cut covers of… the Paperbacks from Hell!

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NEW MISKATONIC LONDON PROGRAMME REVEALED FOR AUTUMN 2017

Tue. Sep. 19, 2017

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London returns to the Horse Hospital from September to December this year for a new term of film seminars, covering a range of exciting and esoteric topics, led by renowned critical luminaries from the world of fantastique and horror cinema. After closing the spring season last May with […]

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New Trailer for Jon Towlson’s “SYNTHETIC FLESH /ROTTEN BLOOD” March 16

Tue. Sep. 19, 2017

Check out this trailer we put together for Jon Towlson’s upcoming class on the turn to “gruesomeness” in 1930s horror , which explores violence, cruelty and disfigurement in a variety of films, from favourites to obscurities. The class takes place this coming Thursday March 16th, 2017 and will also act as a launch for Jon’s […]