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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies; New York State of Horror
Morbid Anatomy Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies; New York State of Horror
Date: Thursday, December 8th
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Admission: $12 -  $40 for full semester
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY

Instructor: Michael Gingold

With successful branches in London and Montreal, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies makes its first stateside stop at Brooklyns Morbid Anatomy Museum with a pilot semester of horror film, literature and pop culture classes, running from September through December 2016 and featuring classes by some of the most renowned voices in horror film, fiction and criticism.

Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecrafts literary mythos, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studiesis a community-based organization that offers university-level horror history and theory classes for people of all ages. The Miskatonic is a non-profit endeavour through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and programmers/curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective.

For decades, the provinces of screen horror were European castles and villages, and Southwest/California towns and desertsuntil 1968's ROSEMARY'S BABY, when terror moved into the Big Apple and never left. This class will chronicle the history of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs in genre cinema, addressing many specific titles from expensive studio fare to down-and-dirty independentslensed on and under its streets, classic and recurring locations, and how the many sides of the city were explored and exploited by filmmakers. Resident auteurs such as Larry Cohen, Abel Ferrara, Frank Henenlotter and William Lustig will be addressed, as will the ways in which New York City-set scare flicks reflected the changes in the city itself over the years.

Michael Gingold has been covering the world of horror cinema since high school, when he started publishing the fanzine SCAREAPHANALIA. He spent 28 years as part of the staff of FANGORIA magazine and its website beginning as a writer in 1988, and serving as associate editor, then managing editor and finally editor-in-chief. He is currently an editor and/or writer for RUE MORGUE, SCREAM, BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, DELIRIUM and Blumhouse.com. Michael has done liner notes for a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases, appeared in numerous documentaries and disc featurettes, and taken part in several DVD/Blu-ray audio commentaries. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT (Fever Dreams), LEECHES! (Rapid Heart Pictures) and the upcoming THE DOLL for director Dante Tomaselli. He currently hosts monthly Prints of Darkness screenings of classic horror films on 35mm at the Greater NY Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

For further information:  www.miskatonic-nyc.com

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Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

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