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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   

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Vintage Scare Posters

Before classroom and workplace safety filmstrips became the norm, an important medium for warning employees and kids about danger was the poster. While safety films are the main topic for our upcoming August 13 lecture “School of Shock”,   

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Canada’s Creepiest PSAs?

While we’ll be focusing on disturbing classroom safety films at The Black Museum’s upcoming August 13 lecture “School of Shock”, many youngsters were equally traumatized by short television ads for safety councils that used upsetting imagery to make   

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Our Fave Post-Mortem Photo Albums

Despite taboo connotations, photographing the dead has long been part of our culture for both practical purposes and as keepsake for posterity. The Black Museum’s upcoming June 11 lecture on evolving attitudes toward death takes a special look