Tag Archives: Kier-La Janisse

‘Warped And Faded: Weird Wednesday And The Birth Of The American Genre Film Archive:’ The Ultimate Bookend For Genre Fans – Book Review

Deep in the heart of Texas back in the late 1990s, an independent theater focusing on arthouse, horror, and exploitation cinema was established. Intent on bringing audiences unparalleled viewing experiences complete with beer and renegade programming, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema solidified its residency in Austin. Proudly engaging with its early …

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Fantasia Fest 2021: Interview With Kier-La Janisse For ‘Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched’

Sometimes a documentary comes along that is so much fun to watch and even teaches you something new. I have to embrace those moments because usually, I would rather watch anything else. But Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, a new film chronicling the very best—and history of—folk horror is one …

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Fantasia Fest 2021: Kier-La Janisse’s ‘Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched’ (2021): A Comprehensive, Immersive Look At Folk Horror – Movie Review

Author/editor/Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies founder Kier-La Janisse’s (From the Woods to the Cosmos: John Leman Riley on the History of Soviet Fantasy and Sci-Fi Film, Warped and Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive) new documentary, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, is a fascinating, …

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Vinegar Syndrome’s ‘Decoder’ (1984) 2K Restoration Blu-ray Review

Once again, it’s time for our regularly scheduled Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray release! For the end of summer 2019, we’ve got the 1984 indie sleeper hit, Decoder. Never heard of it? That’s probably because you weren’t a part of the antiestablishmentarianism counterculture of the early ’80s. Disco was dead and punk …

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Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies Announces Kickass Advisory Board

Here at PopHorror, we love the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. Not only are they named after the university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary cannon, but they also offer college-level classes in all things horror, including horror history, theory and production. There are currently three home bases in New York, London …

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Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Opens New Branch

Miskatonic Institute

Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers university-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses for people of all ages. The Miskatonic is a non-profit endeavor through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and programmers/curators celebrate horror history and culture …

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Take The ‘Horror Express’ To A ‘Class of 1984’ Screening!

Class of 1984

The first-ever Horror Express, a chartered bus tour of iconic horror film locations, is coming to the greater Toronto area. Writer, musician, filmmaker and Fangoria alum Chris Alexander hosts the 6 hour tour. The bus will take you on a tour of the darkest parts of Toronto and stop at …

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