Miskatonic Brood 1 - Cayer

The Miskatonic Brood Presents …

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Mar. 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Microcinema [ ÊTRE]

Instructor
Ariel Esteban Cayer

Admission
$7

Join us for the first in a series of lectures by current and former Miskatonic-Montréal students!

Over our seven years in existence, Miskatonic-Montréal has seen some of our students go on to be film festival programmers, journalists, and career scholars. The “Miskatonic Brood” is a lecture series dedicated to these voices, featuring presentations by current and former Miskatonic-Montréal students on horror-related topics of interest to them.
Lecture 1: Ariel Esteban Cayer on Takashi Shimizu’s MAREBITO (UNIQUE ONE)
From the creator of the JU-ON series (2000, 2002, 2003), MAREBITO conceptualizes “fear” not so much as a negative affect, but rather as a positive one: an opening up, a potentiality, a force. When harnessed by capture technologies, fear becomes an event that opens up new worlds and new visions … which may or may not lead to madness. Looking at the film through the writings of Brian Massumi, Cayer will help us to locate the film’s importance in the influential J-horror cycle, as well as its function as a hypertext that brings together various mythologies and influences: the Japanese urban landscape, the scopophilia of films such as PEEPING TOM, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Hollow Earth theories, the vampire mythos, and more.

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