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NEXT UP: “IT’S NOT REAL, BUT IT’S REALITY” with David Kerekes – May 12

In the 1990s, Wave Productions in New Jersey established itself as perhaps the leading distributor of shot-on-video horror movies. Its catalogue was expansive because of a very simple if ingenious marketing premise: Customers scripted and paid for their own movies. From the outset, customers wanted sexy girls in horrible situations. Yet, Wave had reservations about […]

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NEXT UP: HOLY TORTURE: Desire, Cruelty, Power and Religion in 1960s-70s Cinema – April 14

The 1960s-70s saw copious amounts of on-screen self-flagellation, brutal witch-hunting, delirious possessions and sadistic exorcisms, culminating into the so-called ‘nunsploitation’ genre. Beyond the desire to shock and titillate, many of these films, most notably Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971), were part of the time’s questioning of all power structures, pitching repressive, corrupt and hypocritical religious […]

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CANCELLED – March 10: INHUMAN NOISE: SYNTHESIZED SOUND AS ANTAGONIST, WEAPON AND SUPERNATURAL PRESENCE IN HORROR CINEMA

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE TALK IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED. APOLOGIES FOR THE DISAPPOINTMENT AND INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.   Electronic music and sound started to appear on science fiction and horror soundtracks in the 1950s, and by the 1970s were increasingly commonplace, used to denote alien life-forms, […]

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Photos of John Hough live in Conversation

Photos of veteran director John Hough (The Legend of Hell House, The Watcher in the Woods, Escape to Witch Mountain etc) in conversation with Justin Harries at Miskatonic London on February 11, 2016.

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Next Up: DIRECTOR JOHN HOUGH IN CONVERSATION – February 11, 2016

From 60s TV series THE AVENGERS and salacious Hammer Horror TWINS OF EVIL to 70s gearhead staple DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY and children’s classics ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN and THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, British filmmaker John Hough has had an eclectic and storied career behind the camera. He considers himself a craftsman rather than […]