Please note: unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
In February 2021 the film director John Carpenter stated in an interview that “We’ve been living in a real-time horror movie for the last four years”. Through talks and a Q&A, this event will look at whether horror classics such as Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy and Fulci’s Gates of Hell Trilogy wallow in nihilism or instead, like apocalyptic fiction, offer a critique of the way things are and offer a warning of potentially avoidable breakdowns in the future.
This is part of a series of talks 'Apocalypse Now, Then, Soon', focussing on apocalyptic scenarios in a range of media, from realist and dystopian fiction and comics to horror films as grim warnings of the future to come if humanity doesn't start addressing the horrors of climate breakdown. How can we achieve the breakthroughs needed to stem off this crisis? The events will also explore how eco-poetry and eco-criticism can help us establish a proper relationship with the Earth we live in and depend on for the future of Being Human.
Booking will be available for this event soon.