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Horror authors Michelle Lane (left) and Jewelle Gomez spoke at a Zoom webinar on Tuesday night as a part of the University Library System’s Women in Horror series.

Horror authors talk race, gender and vampires at ULS event

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
This panel was part of the larger Women in Horror series, a ULS project established to highlight the contributions of women to the genre.
Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group co-sponsored a panel with the Department of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University and the Department of Arts at Northumbria University Thursday via Zoom. Entitled “Summoning Candyman: A Panel Discussion of the Cinematic Urban Legend” and hosted by the Society for Film and Media Studies’ Horror Studies Scholarly Interest Group, the panel focused on the classic 1992 Black horror film “Candyman.”

‘Black history is Black horror’: Panel discusses legacy of Black slasher film ‘Candyman’

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2021
The panelists discussed the ways that the film was foundational to Black horror, its shortcomings and the upcoming sequel.
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film. Sonia Lupher, a visiting lecturer in film and media studies at Pitt and the founder and editor of “Cut-Throat Women: A Database of Women Who Make Horror,” organized the event.

Director Lesley Manning speaks with horror experts about ‘Ghostwatch’

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Lesley Manning, the director of “Ghostwatch,” joined a panel of horror experts on Friday to discuss the impact of the film.
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