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Tackling all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West are your hosts for brain plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night.



Produced independently in Toronto, Ontario The Faculty of Horror is your best source for classic and contemporary horror film discussions that will haunt the libraries of your mind!

Faculty of Horror Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West

    • Society & Culture

Tackling all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West are your hosts for brain plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night.



Produced independently in Toronto, Ontario The Faculty of Horror is your best source for classic and contemporary horror film discussions that will haunt the libraries of your mind!

    Decade in Review: Horror Headlines (PREVIEW)

    Decade in Review: Horror Headlines (PREVIEW)

    In our first Fack Flash of 2020, Alex and Andrea look back at horror’s biggest happenings and headlines of the past decade, including #metoo, Women in Horror Month, the return of Stephen King, and much more! Become a Patron for access to the full episode! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As“

    • 7 min
    Episode 79. Conception of Violence: Inside (2007)

    Episode 79. Conception of Violence: Inside (2007)

    Locking your windows and doors won’t do much good when Béatrice Dalle is at your door. This month we tackle the grotesque Holiday classic Inside (À l’Intérieur) and examine themes of conception, religion, and motherhood alongside the French politics of the time. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! REQUIRED READING […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Commentary – Candyman (PREVIEW)

    Commentary – Candyman (PREVIEW)

    Pass the popcorn! Patrons in our Professor Emeritus tier can watch Bernard Rose’s Candyman with Alex and Andrea via a full-length commentary track. Here’s a taste! Become a Patron! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As“

    • 4 min
    Episode 78. Blood Ties: Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002)

    Episode 78. Blood Ties: Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002)

    Sharpen your teeth (and your wits) because this month, we’re devouring the world of Anne Rice and her cinematic vampires. Discussing their emergence from Gothic literary fever dream to hyper-stylized incarnations on the big screen, Andrea and Alex prove that there’s still life in them yet. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our […]

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Glossary of Gore – Episode 1 (PREVIEW)

    Glossary of Gore – Episode 1 (PREVIEW)

    In our first-ever Glossary of Gore episode, Alex tackles Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze; analyzing Mulvey’s essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema and discussing how it’s been applied since it became part of cinematic vernacular.The full episode is available only to the post-graduate tier of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to […]

    • 3 min
    Episode 77. Human Nature: Under the Skin (2013)

    Episode 77. Human Nature: Under the Skin (2013)

    Live from Salem Horror Fest 2019 – Andrea and Alex tackle Jonathan Glazer’s alien masterpiece. Bringing the outlying universe down to Earth, Under The Skin reveals the darkest parts of consciousness in a chilling meditation on what it means to be human. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! REQUIRED READING […]

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

Emilaous ,

So smart and insightful! (And fun too!)

Alex and Andrea have renewed my love of film criticism! They’ve also reminded me of so many films that I loved and somehow forgot about. I’m not even a horror fan per se, but I get so much out of this amazing podcast. Incisive, highly researched and entertaining, I cannot recommend this podcast enough if you love film.

pennyl9 ,

Compulsively listenable

Been listening to these women for ...6 years now? They’ve been consistently amazing the entire time. This podcast is a must for horror fans.

msgabrielle ,

Brilliant!!

If you have any interest at all in horror I can’t recommend this podcast enough. The hosts are hilarious, have great banter, do their research, and have serious passion for the genre that makes the podcast a pleasure to listen to. My daily commute has improved tremendously since I started listening, thank you A&A!!

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