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Chimerical Optics: Haiti, Colonialism and Voodoo Terror

Thu. May. 18, 2017

Haiti has held a special place in colonial imaginings of all that is macabre, sinister and maniacally savage, a land of irredeemable barbarism and “Voodoo Terror”. This class will trace a history of such representations, discussing how they continue to shape xenophobic and neo-colonial imaginings of Haiti as a country mired in superstition and incapable of enlightened self-governance, and the importance of the zombie figure for these “chimerical optics”.

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THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES – LONDON UNVEILS FALL 2016 LINEUP

Thu. May. 18, 2017

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London returns to the Horse Hospital for another semester of film and pop culture classes, with a 2016 fall semester lineup led by some of the genre world’s most renowned critical luminaries. Mark Pilkington (Owner of Strange Attractor Press, writer/director of MIRAGE MEN) launches the season in September […]

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Rituals in the Dark: Evoking Magic on Film

Thu. Sep. 22, 2016

Step into the safety of the magic circle as Mark Pilkington explores how the myriad Western esoteric magical practices and traditions have been represented, enacted and portrayed on film.

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Vulgar Structures; or Andrzej Zulawski’s Love Triangles

Thu. Oct. 13, 2016

Date/Time Date(s) – Thu. Oct. 13, 20167:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location The Horse Hospital Instructor Daniel Bird Admission £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concs Writer and filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski, who passed away earlier this year, worked in different genres: war films (The Third Part of the Night), gothic horror (The […]

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Working the Blue Rose Case: Signs, Codes, and Mysteries in David Lynch’s ‘Fire Walk With Me’

Thu. Dec. 8, 2016

Date/Time Date(s) – Thu. Dec. 8, 20167:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location The Horse Hospital Instructor Maura McHugh Admission £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concs FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992, directed by David Lynch and co-written with Robert Engels) was created to address unanswered questions in the seminal TV series TWIN […]