Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Editor-in-Chief of Spectacular Optical Publications, founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She has written for Filmmaker, Offscreen, Shindig!, Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines, has contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), and is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012). She recently co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014) about kids in cult film and television and SATANIC PANIC: POP-CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s. She is currently working on the book A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time about children’s programming from 1965-1985.

Upcoming Events

Tele-terrors: The Real and Imagined Horrors Inside the Made for Television Movie Tele-terrors: The Real and Imagined Horrors Inside the Made for Television Movie
Thu. Apr. 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Previous Events

School of Shock: Pain and Pleasure in the Classroom Safety Film School of Shock: Pain and Pleasure in the Classroom Safety Film
Thu. Jan. 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SATANIC PANIC: POP-CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s SATANIC PANIC: POP-CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s
Thu. Oct. 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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