UBC Cult Prof Ernest Mathjis at VIFF’s Canadian Horror Show Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2014
Get your scream on this Halloween with spine-chilling Canadian cinema. Curated with Vince d’Amato of the Shivers Film Society, go to Vancity Theatre for nine frightening films, plus talks with UBC Film Studies professor Ernest Mathijs at the two following screenings.
Faith Healer (Friday the 13th: The Series – Faith Healer) – Oct 29 6:30 pm | This film is followed by a clip talk presented by Ernest Mathijs, reflecting on the Ginger Snaps series, Canadian horror-movie sequels, and the new Canadian hit show, Orphan Black (approx 1 hr).
Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed Oct 29 9:00 pm | This screening is preceded by a clip-talk with Ernest Mathijs, reflecting on the Ginger Snaps series, Canadian horror-movie sequels, and the new Canadian hit show, Orphan Black.
Ernest Mathijs heads the Centre for Cinema Studies. He researches the receptions of alternative cinema – cult film, genre cinema, independent films, David Cronenberg, and European horror films. He has also written on The Lord of the Rings, Belgian cinema, the reality-TV series Big Brother, the literature of Thomas Pynchon, the art of Joseph Beuys, and on theories of mimesis. His most recent books are John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps (2013), Cult Cinema (with Jamie Sexton, 2011), The Cult Film Reader (co-ed. with Xavier Mendik, 2008), The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), and Watching the Lord of the Rings (co-ed. With Martin Barker, 2007). His book 100 Cult Films (2011, with Xavier Mendik) is also available as an app for iTunes. Tickets and more details on all nine films: HERE