New Semester Starts 29 January!
Winter in Montreal has come on with a vengeance, and we're going to do our best to battle it with 10 weeks of horror studies for everyone.
We kick off the semester with a first: a course devoted entirely to a single Year in Horror: 1983, the year chosen randomly by your MMS coordinators. From 29 January to 5 March, six different instructors bring you lectures on as many different films from that year, including two from David Cronenberg (Videodrome, The Dead Zone), one from John Carpenter (Christine), and a selection of films that just don't get their due in horror scholarship: Lucio Fulci's Conquest, Douglass Trumbull's Brainstorm, and the multi-director anthology film, Twilight Zone: The Movie. Course times are generally from 7-10pm.
Concordia PhD student Mark Barber follows our 12 March Spring Break with the three-week course, "'Mind saying that for the camera?': Variations on First-Person Horror," focusing on the perennially popular found-footage sub-genre, from the controversial Cannibal Holocaust (1980) to the recent hit, Unfriended (2014/15) (19 March to 2 April, 7-10pm).
Rounding out the Winter 2019 semester is Volume 3 in our Monstrum Brood series, where we invite current and former MMS students to the podium to speak about topics that matter to them. This year, it's Anaïs Charbonneau-Poitras on Pedro Almodovar's allusive horror homage, The Skin I Live In (2011). 9 April, 7pm-10pm.
Courses are a suggested donation of $7 per class at the door, or a discounted rate of $50 for the semester. Hosted by Microcinema Être (6029A Avenue du Parc).
The Montréal Monstrum Society (or MMS) is a collective of horror scholars, researchers, and filmmakers, offering two ten-week semesters of courses in horror and related genres in cinema, television, literature, and other media.
Établi à Montréal, la Société Monstrum de Montréal est un collectif d’universitaires, de chercheurs et de cinéastes spécialisés dans le cinéma, la télévision et la littérature d’horreur.