Book Launch - RECOVERING 1940'S HORROR CINEMA
Book Launch and Screening: RECOVERING 1940'S HORROR CINEMA: TRACES OF A LOST DECADE
Co-presented by Fantasia, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia University), and Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies
Book Launch: Wednesday July 29, 5PM-7PM at Kafein Café-Bar (1429 Rue Bishop)
Free Screening: BLUEBEARD (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1944 - 16mm projection), 7:30PM at Concordia Visual Arts Building,1395 René Lévesque W. (corner Crescent), room VA-114, FREE
The 1940s is a lost decade in horror cinema, undervalued and overwritten by most horror scholarship. This anthology, edited by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charle Ellbé, and Kristopher Woofter, and published by Lexington Books, revises, reframes, and deconstructs persistent claims that label 1940s horror as somehow inferior to a “classical” or “canonical” mode of horror in the 1930s.
The book launch, taking place at Kafein Café-Bar, is an opportunity to purchase the book at a discounted price, as well as to mingle with the editors and writers. The cinq-à-sept will be followed by a free screening of Concordia’s rare 16mm print of Edgar G. Ulmer’s BLUEBEARD (1944), hosted by the editors of the collection.