Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Born in Montreal, Mario is a “monster kid” who teaches courses on genre cinema, grotesque traditions, and monster ethics in the Humanities department of John Abbott College. He began to watch monster movies at the age of 9, staying up to watch Hammer films on late-night television. He has been an independent filmmaker all his life beginning with his first super-8 film, ONE DARK NIGHT, which he shot in his parents’s back yard. His films combine a love of silent cinema, “exploitation films,” the horror genre, and attractions-based sensibilities. He is also a programmer and coordinator at the Montreal Underground Film Festival. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto, and is presently finishing a book linked to the history of the Parisian Grand-Guignol theatre, entitled SINISTER TABLEAUX: GRAND-GUIGNOL CINEMA, CORPOREALITY AND THE SENSES. He has published articles on the Grand-Guignol and cinema in the journal HORROR STUDIES (5.1), and in the book, RECOVERING 1940s HORROR: TRACES OF A LOST DECADE (2015), for which he is a co-editor. He is also publishing an article on Jean Rollin for the book, GLOBAL FEAR: INTERNATIONAL HORROR DIRECTORS (Intellect Press, 2016). He is an occasional writer for the Canadian horror genre magazine RUE-MORGUE.

Upcoming Events

The Music of Horror The Music of Horror
Tue. Jan. 23, 2018 - Tue. Feb. 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Previous Events

THE MONSTERS OF HAMMER HORROR THE MONSTERS OF HAMMER HORROR
Tue. Nov. 9, 2010 - Tue. Nov. 23, 2010 - 12:00 am
THE 'TERROR' FILMS OF VAL LEWTON THE 'TERROR' FILMS OF VAL LEWTON
Wed. Nov. 23, 2011 - Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 - 12:00 am
FRAGMENTS OF THE MONSTER: RECOVERING FORTIES HORROR FRAGMENTS OF THE MONSTER: RECOVERING FORTIES HORROR
Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 - Mon. Dec. 3, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR
Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 - Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DREAMING REVOLT: JEAN ROLLIN, THE FRENCH FANTASTIQUE AND BEYOND DREAMING REVOLT: JEAN ROLLIN, THE FRENCH FANTASTIQUE AND BEYOND
Tue. Apr. 16, 2013 - Tue. Apr. 30, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yuletide Terror!: Trivia Party Yuletide Terror!: Trivia Party
Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
H.P. Lovecraft – From Cosmic Horror to Heavy Metal H.P. Lovecraft – From Cosmic Horror to Heavy Metal
Tue. Feb. 4, 2014 - Tue. Mar. 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
X-mas Dread: Ghost Story Party X-mas Dread: Ghost Story Party
Tue. Dec. 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Theorizing Horror, Part 2: Horror and Sensation Theorizing Horror, Part 2: Horror and Sensation
Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 - Tue. Mar. 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Miskatonic, Fall 2015 Curriculum & Registration Miskatonic, Fall 2015 Curriculum & Registration
Tue. Sep. 29, 2015 - Sat. Dec. 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mondo Realism and the Cinema of Joe D'Amato Mondo Realism and the Cinema of Joe D'Amato
Tue. Sep. 29, 2015 - Tue. Oct. 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Documenting Horror Documenting Horror
Tue. Feb. 2, 2016 - Tue. Mar. 15, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MISKATONIC, Winter 2016 Curriculum & Registration MISKATONIC, Winter 2016 Curriculum & Registration
Tue. Feb. 2, 2016 - Tue. Apr. 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Women Horror Directors Women Horror Directors
Tue. Sep. 27, 2016 - Tue. Nov. 1, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Slasher Theory: Reassessing an Undervalued Subgenre Slasher Theory: Reassessing an Undervalued Subgenre
Tue. Jan. 24, 2017 - Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Duane Jones: Race and Revolution in the Vietnam Era Duane Jones: Race and Revolution in the Vietnam Era
Tue. Nov. 28, 2017 - Tue. Dec. 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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