Caption for the above image: Credit – Vincent Tullo for The New York Times
A figment of H. P. Lovecraft’s wicked imagination, Miskatonic University is the Harvard of his horror stories. It appears to be a typical New England college, but elements of the occult are never far from the surface.
In contrast, at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, which takes its name from the fictional university, frights are the reason it’s alive.
During a recent class in the darkened hall at Film Noir, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn microcinema that houses the real Miskatonic, the topic was “Penda’s Fen,” an obscure 1974 film about a sensitive boy who has encounters with an angel and a crucified Jesus. A ghost light illuminated the instructor’s face.
Formed eight years ago in Canada but now existing in branches in New York and London…
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