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Bad Tidings

Are you a fan of holiday havoc? The upcoming book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television will stuff your stockings later this year with smart horror writing about all manner of Christmas horror cinema, including pieces   

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The Best of the Fess: Larry Fessenden’s Most Memorable Roles

In anticipation of our April lecture on Glasseye Pix honcho Larry Fessenden, we’ve assembled a list of the prolific actor/director’s best performances in film. The Last Winter – Charles Foster Fessenden wrote, directed and acted in THE LAST   

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Reading List: Who You Gonna Call?

Brian Baker’s October 8th lecture, “Who You Gonna Call?: Paranormal Investigators in Spiritual Horror“, included references to the following works: Anson, Jay, The Amityville Horror. Bantam Books, 1978 Chase, Robert David, Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, Ghost Hunters.   

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Mostly Ghostly – Black Museum’s Five Best Paranormal Pests

Paranormal investigators are the focus of our upcoming March 18 lecture, but what about those wily ghosts who evade them? As worthy adversaries for even the most equipped and savvy ghost hunters, your Black Museum curators have searched   

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It Doesn’t Follow: Five Sequels That Are Not Sequels

Successful horror franchises are easy targets for less than scrupulous producers. Naming your film (or in some cases, renaming your film) as though it’s part of a popular series is an easy way to attract an already-receptive audience   

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A Halloween Treat

We’ve got something spooky for you today! Here’s an hour-long mix of obscure spooky tracks put together by one of the Black Museum curators! House of Shock 2014 by Paulcorupe on Mixcloud

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Reading List: Playtime is Over

Andrea Butler’s October 8th lecture, “Playtime is Over: Killer Dolls, Marionettes and Automatons in Horror Cinema“, included references to the following works: Connor, Steven. Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Doane, Mary Ann.   

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Terror From The Toybox

Everyone loves films about tiny, sentient human replicas on the attack. One of the most enduring tropes in horror is the creepy doll, whether used as unnerving background decoration or death-dealing assassin. But what about other toys that   

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Reading List: Bodies Without Borders

Kevin Chabot’s September 24th lecture, “Bodies without Borders: Body Horror as Political Resistance“, included references to the following works: Bloom, Abigail Burnham. “The Duality of Good and Evil”. The Literary Monster on Film: Five Nineteenth Century British Novels   

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Time for a Change: BM’s Top Five Bodily Transformations

In advance of our upcoming body horror lecture, The Black Museum would like to share our top five cinematic bodily transformations. Hold on to your noses! Things are about to get messy. #5 – From Beyond (1986) This