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Terror on Tape

Terror on Tape: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the History of Horror on Video taking place at Yale University on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.  All events are free and open to the public.

The symposium will investigate connections between the emergence of the prerecorded video industry and the development of the horror and exploitation genres and will offer a space to discuss the kinds of work that the newly acquired Yale VHS Horror and Exploitation Collection might facilitate. There are various events over the course of the symposium, as follows: 

Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium. 
7:30-8:30: Keynote Address by Caetlin Benson-Allott (University of Oklahoma) 

8:30-9:15: Reception

9:30-11:00: VHS screening of “Tales from the Quadead Zone” (1987)

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am-5:00 pm in Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall. 
Three panels will broadly discuss the themes of the video industry, identifications in video, and video aesthetics:

10:30-12:00: Daniel Herbert (University of Michigan); Aaron Pratt (Trinity University); Frederick Wasser (CUNY-Brooklyn College)
1:30-3:00: Harry Benshoff (University of North Texas); Nicholas Forster (Yale University); David Gary (Yale University Library)
3:30-5:00: Kinitra Brooks (University of Texas, San Antonio); David Church (Independent Scholar); Kirsty Dootson (Yale University)

Saturday, May 7, 9:00 pm, Lyric Hall Auditorium, 827 Whalley Avenue 
A VHS screening of “Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness” (1986).

For more information, please contact david.gary@yale.edu.


The Yale Film & Media Studies Program presents:

rough cut event.

Film Screening
Anastasia Kostina: 100 Days Without Vasya

Thursday, April 28, 5:30pm
212 York Street, Room 106
Light refreshments will be served.

The monthly venue allowing graduate students, faculty, and occasional visitors to share work in progress (conference papers, articles you hope to publish, etc.) and receive feedback from an audience of colleagues, accompanied by informal discussion.