Exclusive Made-for-TV Horror event trailer from Miskatonic Institute
On October 13 at 12pm, the Miskatonic Institute will team with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival to present film scholar and archivist Amanda Reyes in person for a class on the Made-for-TV horror film. Check out ComingSoon.net’s exclusive trailer for the Big Scares on the Small Screen event below, featuring cool clips from many classic TV films such as Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Salem’s Lot, Dark Night of the Scarecrow and more!
Although rarely held in high regard by critics, the made for television horror film remains an intriguing artifact of network programming. Any subgenre was up for grabs, and the output was disparate, vast, and surprisingly subversive, often producing a collective memory (or trauma, depending) shared by millions of viewers. This retrospective on the golden age of the telefilm and beyond will be hosted by Amanda Reyes, editor and co-author of the indispensable guide “Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999.”
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is a premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough, we showcase the best new independent films, throw parties, host events, and more.
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