SATANIC PANIC (+ film BEYOND THE GATES)
|lördag 22 okt kl 16:15||Klarabiografen|
Tillsammans med kanadensiska författaren Kier-La Janisse, som nyligen gett ut boken “SATANIC PANIC: POP-CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s”, kommer alla dessa ämnen att tas upp för diskussion i en multimedial resa genom moralpanikens hjärta: Nordamerika.
(Samtalet hålls på engelska)
In 1980s North America, everywhere you turned there were warnings about a widespread evil conspiracy to indoctrinate the vulnerable through the media they consumed. This percolating cultural hysteria, now known as the “Satanic Panic,” was both illuminated and propagated through almost every pop culture pathway in the 1980s, from heavy metal music to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-VHS scare films, pulp paperbacks, Saturday morning cartoons and TV talk shows —and created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, music and literature. As the hysteria moved overseas to the UK, Australia and South Africa, its life extended into the 1990s – and some say it never went away. From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, this lecture – based on the Spectacular Optical/FAB Press book of the same name, which will be available at the screening – aims to capture the untold story of the how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture frontlines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.
FILMEN "BEYOND THE GATES" ingår i samtalet, men pga lokalproblem visas filmen på SÖNDAG 23 OKT KL 12:00: www.monstersoffilm.se/filmer/beyond-the-gates/
Samtalet hålls i samarbete med Klarabiografen och ABF Stockholm