The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, a totally rad two-city occupying organization offering a series of courses on horror film history and theory has kicked off its London branch and announced details on the second lecture in the series, I Eat Cannibals: Atavism, Exoticism and Atrocity.
Instructed by author Mark Pilkington, I Eat Cannibals: Atavism, Exoticism and Atrocity will include a screening of Umberto Lenzis influential Man From Deep River, as well as a discussion on cannibal films aiming to uncover the genres roots in the Wests growing interest in environmentalism, atavistic cultures, lost worlds and the perils of the green inferno.
I Eat Cannibals will take place at Londons Horse Hospital (Colonnade, Bloomsbury WC1N 1JD) on the night of February 12th from 7-10 p.m. Entry is £10 advance / £11 on the door.
Miskatonic London previously opened with author and founder Kier-La Janisses lecture, School of Shock: Pain and Pleasure in the Classroom Safety Film. The course continues through June on the second Thursday of each month under the co-direction of Janisse and Electric Sheep Founder/Editor Virginie Sélavy. Upcoming lectures are as follows: The Battle of the Sexes: Sado-Masochism in 1960s-70s Cinema, Jesús Franco: Shooting at the Speed of Life, Engulfed by Nature: Psychological and Supernatural Landscapes and London Underground: Death Line. Instructors include Sélavy, writer and musician Stephen Thrower, writer and filmmaker Jasper Sharp and celebrated author and critic Kim Newman, respectively.
For full details and tickets, visit Miskatonic-London.