ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
TheDarkMirror.net is the official Internet presence of The Dark Mirror, the horror film festival created by horror-and-religion author Matt Cardin and held on the campus of McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas.
The 2012 festival will be held in MCC’s indoor Lecture Hall on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.. The theme is “Horror and Apocalypse,” which means we’ll have a combination of film screenings, lectures, and a panel discussion exploring the mutual implications of horror cinema and the world-ending sense of an apocalyptic collapse and breakdown in the nature of things that is presently running rampant throughout American society and culture. Click around this site to find information about the films, the venue, and more.
ABOUT THE BLOG
We update our BLOG regularly during the month of October with articles about horror films and their relationship to society, religion, philosophy, psychology, academia and more. We also post info about the upcoming film festival, including scheduling news, notes about the speakers and lectures that will accompany the screenings, and more. Check back regularly!
ABOUT THE DARK MIRROR FILM SERIES
The point of both the film series and this website is to underscore the fact that horror movies really do reflect societal fears and psychological truths. A major part of the college experience, and also the experience of maturing as a human being in general, is waking up to the fact that everything is deeper, more meaningful, and more open to profound thought and reflection than you’ve previously recognized. This includes art, including films, including, most definitely, horror films.
ABOUT THE PLANNERS
The Dark Mirror is the brainchild of author, blogger, and MCC Writing Center instructor MATT CARDIN, with intensive planning help from film scholar JAMES KENDRICK of Baylor University. You can contact them through their respective Websites (linked on their names above) or through the contact page that’s available here.