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”.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 BUY TICKETS 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 […]