This coming weekend is a very exciting one for us here at The Unkindness. Not only will we be presenting the "Monsters Panels" and "Belladonna's Parlour" at TempleCon 2013, but this weekend will also commemorate the official launch of The Unkindness!
TempleCon, currently in its 8th year, is hosted annually in Warwick, RI and boasts world-class gaming tournaments, panels, and entertainment. This years theme delves deep into the seedy underbelly of retro-futurism to bring you the lastest iteration of Steampunk: Biopunk! Keeping with this theme we've been studying up on Frankenstein in all its forms from the literary classic, to Boris Karloff, to influences on contemporary horror. You can expect a full review of the con from us later next week, and a few live updates as well. See below for a schedule of events run by The Unkindness.
Gothic Monsters: Frankenstein vs. Cthulhu discusses the development of the horror genre through gothic literature including authors such as Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft.
You are cordially invited to attend Belladonna’s Parlour; hosted by the infamous Lady of the Darkest part of the Shadow, Mrs. Belladonna Belleville. Belladonna welcomes you to her home to socialize with the most distinguished of guests. All attendees must arrive and remain in character while in the parlour room. It will surely be the most exuberant of occasions!
Classic Monsters: Silent Killers to City Stompers discusses early horror films from the silent era (Nosferatu) to classic horror (The Invisible Man) to atomic horror (Godzilla).
Belladonna's Parlour/The Unkindness Official Launch Party!
Monster Revolution: Scream Loud, Scream Proud discusses the horror films and monsters that were "exorcised" during the culturally turbulent time of Nixon, Woodstock, and the Vietnam War. Films include Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist, Carrie, and Alien.
Bloody Monsters: New and Grotesque! discusses contemporary horror film beginning with the slasher films of the 1980s and continues through torture porn and "The Grotesque".