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Tickets for Mark Pilkington’s “I EAT CANNIBALS” Now on Sale!

TICKETS ON SALE FOR MARK PILKINGTON’S “I EAT CANNIBALS”
AT THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES – LONDON
www.miskatonic-london.com

Following on a successful launch with Kier-La Janisse’s “School of Shock” class on horrific safety films, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its second class, “I Eat Cannibals: Atavism, Exoticism and Atrocity” on Thursday February 12th. The class will be taught by renowned author, filmmaker, publisher and critical theorist Mark Pilkington.

I EAT CANNIBALS: ATAVISM, EXOTICISM AND ATROCITY
Thursday February 12, 7pm-10pm
Instructor: Mark Pilkington
Event details: http://www.miskatonic-london.com/events/i-eat-cannibals-atavism-exoticism-and-atrocity/
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/305248

The late 1970s and early 1980s saw a proliferation of increasingly gruesome jungle-set horror thrillers emerge from Italy’s teeming pulp cinema studios. A postscript of sorts to the ever-popular, and equally ethically challenged, Mondo cycle, the cannibal genre was prematurely seeded by Man from Deep River, Umberto Lenzi’s gut-busting homage to the international hit A Man Called Horse (1970).

Although it would be another five years before the genre really took off (with Ruggero Deodato’s Last Cannibal World in 1977) Man from Deep River contains all the vital ingredients for a cannibal feast – racism and ethnic exploitation, animal abuse, nudity, sex and extreme violence, all presented in the guise of dispassionate ethnographic cinema.

Tonight we screen Lenzi’s rarely seen film Man from Deep River (1972) followed by a series of classic cannibal film trailers to uncover the genre’s roots in the West’s growing interest in environmentalism, atavistic cultures, lost worlds and the perils of the green inferno. Bring a plate.

About the instructor:
Mark Pilkington is the author of the book and documentary film ‘Mirage Men’ and ‘Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge’. He has written for The Guardian, The Wire, Sight and Sound, Electric Sheep, Fortean Times, Frieze and The Quietus amongst others. He founded and runs Strange Attractor Press and regularly speaks on esoteric and fringe culture topics. www.strangeattractor.co.uk / www.miragemen.com

About the Miskatonic Institute:
Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a non-profit, community-based organization that started in Canada, founded by Kier-La Janisse in March of 2010. The school currently has branches in Montreal and London, with Miskatonic London operating under the co-direction of Kier-La Janisse and Electric Sheep Founder/Editor Virginie Sélavy.

All classes take place at the historic Horse Hospital, the heart of the city’s underground culture. Registration for the full season is £50 and available HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/8681 . Individual class tickets are £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concessions and will be available 30 days in advance of each class.

For further information, images or interview requests, please contact Miskatonic.london@gmail.com

www.miskatonic-london.com

www.thehorsehospital.com

 

Info:

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London
www.miskatonic-london.com
Pilot season: monthly classes from January to June 2015

Dates: 8 January, 12 February, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June

Time: 7-10pm (film + lecture)

Venue: Horse Hospital

Address: Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

Prices: £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concs / £50 full season ticket: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/8681

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