October 11, 2012
Unearthed: A Cultural History of the Zombie
Before they invaded American shores to feast on our brains, zombies were social outcasts in Haiti, working mindless slave labour and generally minding their own business. Nowadays, their portrayals in horror movies are scrutinized and celebrated for their satirical elements and social commentary about modern Western society. Zombie academic Andrea Subissati presents a sociological look at the the zombie, from its origins in Haitian mythology to its hugely popular resurrection in American cinema.
October 11, 2012 at 8pm
Projection Booth – East, 1035 Gerrard Steet East, Toronto
Cost: $12 advance / $15 at the door
Instructor: Andrea Subissati
Andrea Subissati is a sociologist and writer on cultural studies and the horror film genre. In 2010, her first book on the social impact of zombie cinema was published under the title When There’s No More Room In Hell: The Sociology of the Living Dead. The book has been reviewed in Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines, and Lady Hellbat has become a voice in horror journalism thanks to her well-received guest spots on the Rue Morgue podcast. She has also appeared on Fangoria’s Fright Bytes webcast series and makes regular appearances at Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre screenings.