Dark Fascination: Cannibalism in Art and Pop Culture

San Diego Museum of Man will join Horrible Imaginings Film Festival to discuss a taboo topic that is suffused through pop culture
By: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, Inc.
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SAN DIEGO - Aug. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Moby Dick's Queequeg. Robinson Crusoe. Silence of the Lambs. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Even Bugs Bunny encountered it in Looney Tunes cartoons. Cannibalism is a topic that so effortlessly shocks and repels us that we never seem to get quite enough of it in our books, movies, or tv shows. At 6:00 PM on Friday, September 9th, San Diego's Horrible Imaginings Film Festival will explore our fascination with cannibalism, and they are getting the best speaker to lend a hand.

Dr. Emily Anderson, who directed and curated the new "Cannibals: Myth & Reality" exhibit for San Diego Museum of Man, will lead a panel all about the phenomenon of cannibalism in pop culture and the real-world contexts that fuel it. Learn about some of the historical realities of cannibalism, some of the reasons cannibalism has been so present in storytelling for so long, and why this topic shows no signs of slowing down, even today.

The panel, entitled "Anthropophagia," will open Friday night at the festival in the cinema at The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Immediately following the discussion they will screen the short film "Survival Type," which is based on a Stephen King short story of the same name, and looks at a decidedly different kind of cannibalism.

A look at the complete schedule, times, films, descriptions, trailers and more can be seen at www.hifilmfest.com/2016-schedule/. Tickets and full festival passes are also available for purchase online.


Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2016 Trailer (https://vimeo.com/179210862) from Miguel Rodriguez (https://vimeo.com/user4520831) on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com).


For more information about Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, contact miguel@hifilmfest.com or visit the festival online: www.hifilmfest.com.

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