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Miskatonic London Unveils Spring 2016 Lineup!

After closing out the fall 2015  season with a star-studded panel discussion and live reading of Nigel Kneale’s long-lost teleplay The Road (featuring Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Jonathan Rigby, Kim Newman, Stephen Volk, David Pirie, Maura McHugh and many more), The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London returns to the Horse Hospital from January-May […]

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JAN 7: J.G. BALLARD class with visiting lecturer Jack Sargeant

Building on Jack Sargeant’s previously published research on J.G. Ballard, this talk explores Ballard in the realms beyond literature, looking at his graphics, use of performance and the infamous Crashed Cars exhibition as well as the short film Crash, in relation to the aesthetic ‘perversions’ that emerged around his ground-breaking 1970s novels. The talk offers an […]

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Nov. 12: SHADOWS AND FOG: THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF THE GERMAN EDGAR WALLACE KRIMI FILM

Between 1959 and the early 1970s, German film companies released more than fifty low-budget crime thrillers inspired by the works of British writer Edgar Wallace. Featuring some of Europe’s most well-known cult and horror actors (including Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski and Gert Fröbe) the Edgar Wallace krimi combined fast-paced action, surprising violence and zany humour. […]

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Dec 10: LIVE FROM MISKATONIC: NIGEL KNEALE’S ‘THE ROAD’ + WE ARE THE MARTIANS BOOK LAUNCH

In 1950 Thomas Nigel Kneale won the Somerset Maugham Award for his prose collection TOMATO CAIN & OTHER STORIES. In 1953 he changed the face of British Television with THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT. Public houses across the country emptied as each installment of this thrilling new story went out live to the nation. Never before had […]

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Resonance FM interview about the “SATANIC PANIC” class + book

Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to author/Miskatonic founder Kier-La Janisse about her book on the 1980s ‘Satanic Panic’ phenomenon, in which subculture, cult film and teenage rebellions were erroneously classified as having supernatural connections (and which was the subject of a Miskatonic London class on Oct 8th, 2015). Virginie also chats to film […]