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Miskatonic starts up weekly classes in the fall!

01/08/2010 17:04 by Kier-La Janisse

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an organization that offers a variety of theory and production-based workshops for youth aged 14-29. Statistics show that teenagers account for a healthy portion of horror film audiences, much to the chagrin of parents who would rather their kids steer clear of the genre. Often critically disdained, the horror genre is associated in many people’s minds with misogyny, superfluous violence, poor writing, and worse acting. But there is a lot more to horror films than meets the eye - and at such an impressionable and media-saturated age, it’s important for teens to be given the tools with which they can become responsible viewers. In Miskatonic courses, they'll get to see rare scare films with a group of like-minded fans, as well as the chance to connect with horror professionals who can help them on their way to a career in the world of horror films and fiction.

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CURRICULUM

Miskatonic begins weekly classes in the fall of 2010, with the occasional weekend class by visiting instructors. Classes may require reading or viewing homework.

Students can register for individual classes, or can pre-register for an immersive year-round curriculum (October-April). Curriculum may vary from year to year. Stay tuned for this year's curriculum and registration information to be posted in August 2010!

For more info, see www.miskatonicinstitute,com

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