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October 27, 2018

Cult Escapism in Horror Cinema

The Black Museum revisits horror movie cults at Frightmare in the Falls! This mini-lecture dissects the narrative elements, mesmerizing aesthetics and compromised sense of reality in the recent spate of horror films involving cults, including The Ritual, The Invitation, The Void, and The Endless, among others.

3pm, October 27, 2018
Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls
Cost: Free with convention admission

Instructor: Gina Freitag

Gina Freitag is a writer and horror enthusiast with an M.A. degree in Film Studies. As a cinephile and a fan especially of Canadian cinema, she has served in coordinator roles with Cellar Door Film Festival, Eve Film Festival, TIFF, and the NFB. Her horror musings have been published via the American Review of Canadian StudiesAnatomy of a ScreamGrim Magazine, and The Black Museum. She is co-editor and co-author of The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (2015), and a contributor to the forthcoming A Cinema of Pain: Essays on Quebec’s Nostalgic Screen (2019).

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