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).
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The Montréal Monstrum Society (or MMS) is a collective of horror scholars, researchers, and filmmakers, specializing 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.
Le MMS publie également une revue scientifique intitulée MONSTRUM.
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