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About Us

Named after Scotland Yard’s infamous gallery of dark crime and murder, The Black Museum is a limited engagement of horror lectures and screenings based out of Toronto, Canada. Every month we take over the Royal Cinema in Toronto’s West End to talk about scary movies, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

The Black Museum debuted in Fall 2012 at the Big Picture Cinema. Curators Paul Corupe and Andrea Subissati continue to select a range of speakers and topics from film theory to genre studies to hands-on workshops by professionals in the biz. The Black Museum is a place for horror professionals of all kinds to share their experience, knowledge and love of the genre in a casual and interactive atmosphere.

Join us for an evening! No prerequisites necessary.

The Curators

Photo by Ashlea Wessel

Andrea “Lady Hellbat” 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. Since then, she has been published in The Undead and Theology (2012) and The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (2015). She joined the staff of Rue Morgue magazine in 2014, to which she is a frequent contributor. She is the co-host and producer of The Faculty of Horror podcast with writer Alexandra West as well as the host of the horror YouTube channel THE BATCAVE.



Paul Corupe

The creator of Canuxploitation.com, Toronto-based writer and editor Paul Corupe has been exploring and documenting the secret history of Canadian genre movies for more than a decade. A regular columnist for Rue Morgue magazine, he has also written about B-film for The Toronto Star, Take One Film and Television in Canada, the Fantasia Festival’s Spectacular Optical online magazine and Cinema Sewer, among others. He has appeared in numerous DVD extras as well as the documentary Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film.


Our support team

Andrea Butler (Operations Director)

Andrea is a writer and lecturer on the horror genre and has been published in Rue Morgue magazine and Cinephile Film Journal. Most recently, she co-produced the documentary 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters, which will be hitting festivals fall of 2016, and she continues to work on genre related film projects at the production level.

Stephen Reese (social media)
Brian Baker (photographer)