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Secret Powers of Attraction: Folk Horror in its Cultural Context

Thu. Jan. 18, 2018

British “folk horror” was in many ways a phenomenon of the 1970s, but it has seen a massive revival of popularity in the last decade. What caused it to grow in the fields, forests and furrows of the 1970s and early 1980s? And why has it come back with such a vengeance? In Secret Powers of Attraction, Howard David Ingham gives a broad overview of British folk horror in its time and space, and how popular interest in the occult creates the conditions for it to become a force in our collective imagination.

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Live From Miskatonic: Ramsey Campbell in Conversation with Stephen Jones

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

For this exclusive event, Ramsey Campbell will discuss his life, his career and his ideology with his friend and colleague, award-winning editor and writer STEPHEN JONES, as well as giving advice to would-be writers on the current state of horror publishing. The evening will end with a Q&A session with the audience. This is an opportunity no horror fan can afford to miss—an informal discussion with one of the giants of the genre, with more than half-a-century of writing experience to draw upon, about the state of modern fiction and film. Don’t miss it!

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Robert Morgan and Chris Shepherd to appear at Nov 9th Horror Animation class!

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

Just added: Animators Robert Morgan (BOBBY YEAH) and Chris Shepherd (DAD’S DEAD) will appear at the class in person to discuss their work! Too little attention has been paid to animated horror and yet animation is uniquely qualified as an art form to fully explore all our fears and anxieties, through visuals crafted by some […]

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NEW MISKATONIC LONDON PROGRAMME REVEALED FOR AUTUMN 2017

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

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

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

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 […]