The Last Wave

New trailer for Lindsay Hallam’s “Nature Found Them Guilty”

Instructor Lindsay Hallam starts off our Spring 2017 semester on January 19th with her class “Nature Found Them Guilty”: Revenge in Australian Exploitation Cinema, and we’ve got a new trailer for the class that will give you a hint of the wonderful breadth of films to be covered in the discussion! Read the class description […]

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Happy Holidays from Miskatonic!

Hope to see you all when classes begin again on January 19th, and in the meantime, have a great holiday season!

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THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES – LONDON UNVEILS SPRING 2017 LINEUP AND NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

After successfully closing out the fall season with author Maura McHugh’s class investigating codes and signs in David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (complete with complimentary doughnuts!), The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London returns to the Horse Hospital from January-May 2017 for another semester of film classes on a range of […]

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“Nature Found Them Guilty”: Revenge in Australian Exploitation Cinema

Thu. Jan. 19, 2017

This lecture will explore how Australian horror cinema of this period incorporates a subversive streak that critiques Australian history and culture through the theme of revenge. This lecture will explore how Australian horror cinema of the 1970s and 80s incorporates a subversive streak that critiques Australian history and culture through the theme of revenge.

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Lost Treasures of Japanese Genre Filmmaking

Thu. Feb. 16, 2017

In this illustrated talk Jasper Sharp will explore the out reaches of Japanese fantasy cinema, from the embryonic trick films of “The Father of Japanese Film” Shozo Makino through oddball homegrown sub-genres such as the prewar “ghost cat” (bakeneko or kaibyô) films and the ama cycle of sexy pearl diver films, some long-lost Japanese takes on the movie monsters of Universal Studios, the pink film-horror of directors like Tetsuji Takechi and Kinya Ogawa and much, much more, all peppered with a liberal amount of clips of some truly bizarre titles that remain either unseen or unseeable to modern audiences outside of the country.