Do you like things that scream and go bump-in-the-night? Whether you’re a ghost hunting supernatural enthusiast or a slasher flick connoisseur, The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is for you and they’re opening their film submission call for 2018. So, if you’re a creator or just a filmmaker, this film festival is definitely up your alley.
The festival is eight days this year, from October 11-18. With more days on the calendar, the festival plans to screen even more bone chilling features and shorts this year. Currently, submissions are open now with a first submission deadline of January 20th and a final deadline of August 13, 2018. Continue reading →
Greenpoint’s unique indie filmhouse, Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), is once again teaming up with the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies to bring you an illustrated talk on the folk horror film Penda’s Fen (1974), which has only recently been unearthed for public viewing. According to the Institute, the film “…culminates with the most euphoric revelation in British cinema: “My race is mixed. My sex is mixed. I am woman and man, light with darkness, nothing pure.” The event is tomorrow night, January 9th from 7pm-10pm at Film Noir. If you wish to purchase tickets, they are available for $12 each, here.
The class will be led by Sukhdev Sandhu, editor of The Edge Is Where The Centre Is, a limited edition art book about the film. The interactive talk “will explore its topographies and febrile contexts – experimental public broadcasting, avant-garde arcadias, the rural uncanny, a mid-70s Britain that teetered on the brink of civil war, the rise of eldritch England.”
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the class! To enter, visit our Facebook page by clicking the link below, and enter your email so we can notify you. Winners will be chosen at random. Continue reading →
It’s that time of year, folks. There’s a chill in the air, and down your spine. Trees become skeletal, the ground crunches underfoot, the moon comes out and the fog rolls in. It’s time to get freaky, and the Brooklyn Horror Film Fest can help you do just that. Taking place this year over the weekend of Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th, we are lucky to have most of the screening venues in our ‘hood. Perfect for a date, or going it alone (if you dare). They’ll be presenting independent feature films and shorts from horror filmmakers from around the world, including some local to NYC. And, the fest will also be hosting an opening night party, panel discussions, Q&A’s with filmmakers, games, contests, merch tables, an award ceremony and a sendoff party after the final screening.
Tomorrow night (Tues, 9/19) at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents NYC-based author, performer and miscreant Grady Hendrix, who will chat about his latest book, Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, followed by a panel discussion with the talented artists behind some of the most disturbing horror novel covers of all time. After trolling the shelves of secondhand shops and used bookstores, Grady was inspired to pen a detailed history of horror fiction’s big boom in the late ’70s and early-to-mid ’80s. Three big-hit books kicked off the popular category: Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and The Other. Prior to that, “Horror was not a genre,” says Grady.
After their colossal success, publishers saw a ripe new market, and a moneymaking opportunity—and the crazy cover graphics were essentially advertisements for the books themselves. Some of the smaller horror publishers couldn’t afford B-list or even C-list writers, so they’d put all of their budgets into hiring the best cover artists. “They knew the one chance they had to sell this book was the cover art,” Grady says. “You want to stand out… and you’ve got one chance.” And the more over-the-top the cover art was, the better. Grady’s seen ’em all: from a skeleton delivering mail to Nazi leprechauns to killer crabs, horror art was definitely having its heyday. Continue reading →
In preparation for Summer, PS1 has announced the full lineup for the 2014 Warm Up series, which will take place around the new outdoor installation, Hy-Fi, “a staggering and magnificent waste, energy, and carbon-emmissions-free circular tower of bricks made out of cornstalks and living root structures.” Since that description makes no sense at all, I guess you’ll have to go see it for yourself.