145 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 114 Ratings

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!

    Episode 127. In Plain Sight: Manhunter (1986)

    Episode 127. In Plain Sight: Manhunter (1986)

    In this episode, Andrea and Alex investigate how multiple characters are perceived and perceive Michael Mann’s entry into the Hannibal Lec(k)tor cinematic universe. From cops to killers and the humanity in between, these cuts go deep.    REQUIRED READING Manhunter. Dir. Michael Mann, 1986.    EXTRA CREDIT How Thomas Harris defined a genre and created […]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    See you at SALEM HORROR FEST 2024!

    See you at SALEM HORROR FEST 2024!

    We’re packing our bags to hop onto our broomsticks for our annual trip to SALEM HORROR FEST 2024 – and you’re invited!Listen in for important info, dates, and highlights!   Buy your tickets here! LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”

    • 17 min
    Episode 126. Bad Habits: The Devils (1971)

    Episode 126. Bad Habits: The Devils (1971)

      From the depths of Warner Bros archives, Ken Russell’s infamous film The Devils has been resurrected (ish) once more! Andrea and Alex take this opportunity to dive into the politics, contractions, and naughtiness present within one of the most controversial cult films ever made.    REQUIRED READING The Devils. Dir. Ken Russell, 1971.    […]

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 125. Fack XI: 2023 Year in Review

    Episode 125. Fack XI: 2023 Year in Review

      It’s time to look back before we scream forward! Join Andrea and Alex for horror and non-horror faves and a game that will decide their fate for 2024.    Alex’s Horror/Horror Adjacent Faves   1. Red Rooms (dir. Pascal Plante) 2. Godzilla Minus One (dir. Takashi Yamazaki) 3. Talk to Me (dir. Danny and […]

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 124. Death in Venice: Don’t Look Now (1973)

    Episode 124. Death in Venice: Don’t Look Now (1973)

      Andrea and Alex delve into the murky depths of Nicolas Roeg’s classic to uncover the film’s themes of mysticism, misogyny and the ethics of mourning.    Class of 2023 merch Artwork by @thelastjohnyontheleft    REQUIRED READING Don’t Look Now. Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1973.   EXTRA CREDIT Daphne du Maurier’s short story. The Year of Magical […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

    Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

    In this episode Andrea and Alex delve into some truly long-term relationships and their lasting implications. From ageless vampires to hipster gentrification, sometimes loving someone “forever and ever” isn’t as fun as it seems.    Class of 2023 merch Artwork by @thelastjohnyontheleft    REQUIRED READING The Hunger. Dir. Tony Scott, 1983.  Only Lovers Left Alive. Dir. Jim Jarmusch, […]

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Andy Morten ,

Infotainment!

Insight, opinion, passion, plenty of profanity, the occasional arched eyebrow and those delicious Toronto accents make for an educational and massively listenable podcast that you can dive into at any point.

moggyhoogychoogy ,

Hilarious stereotypes

I genuinely thought this was a parody podcast. Two man-hating, rebel, academic women (the kind you see tied to trees and getting arrested on protest marches), spouting every cliche and buzzword of our modern times, particularly, they are fond of mentioning…”men are bad (specifically white men, lost count how many times I heard those words used together in one show). Too my great amusement I eventually clicked on, the presenters are not doing this for comedy, they are genuine. If you are able to get past the usual spiel literally everyone spouts now…..whining about too many white people in movies, not enough diversity, cultural appropriation, too many men, blah, blah…then these two walking talking stereotypes actually know their stuff when in it comes to horror, although are rather pompous with their opinions, but I can handle that aspect, but when it becomes bogged down and cemented in rampant buzzwords and social agendas I can’t deal with it. I just want to know about the movie. I have an idea, do a separate podcast pushing all of your angry, social agendas and keep the horror one without all that boring stuff you can hear on everyone else’s podcast.

LissieBT ,

My favourite podcast

As a horror fan (of both books and films) who works in a film archive, I am forever thankful to a friend who recommended this podcast to me. I hungrily devoured the back catalogue and now experience real joy when new episodes land. Informative and well researched, I often come away from the podcast with an eager list of further films to watch, to continue my own exploration.

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