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 94. Bad Romance: Twilight (2008)
Get out the glitter and baseball bats because we’re diving into the complex world of Twilight. From fandom to first love to coming of age and problematic depictions, we’re going deep with this one. Hold on tight, spider monkey! Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Twilight. Dir. Catherine Hardwicke, 2008. EXTRA CREDIT How Twilight Changed Fan […]
Episode 93. Candid Camera: Perfect Blue (1997) and Cam (2018)
From pop idols to cam girls, the line between reality and perception is dangerously blurred. In this episode, Andrea and Alex delve into the world of personas, obsession and perfection with two films, released decades apart, that grapple with modern anxieties. Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Perfect Blue. Dir. Satoshi Kon, 1997. Cam. Dir. […]
Fack Flash! Best Couples in Horror – PREVIEW
Roses are red, Violets are blue The best couples in horror! From us, to you 3 The full episode is available to all tiers of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the full episode, plus even more perks and extras. Become a Patron! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”
Episode 92. 2020 Year In Review: Dawn of the Fack
A year in review of a year like no other. The world may have been disrupted in a myriad of ways but we still watched a lot of great content so enjoy our favourite films of last year, a Q&A with questions from you, a very special crossover with Gaylords of Darkness and bloopers. Always […]
Episode 91. Reality Bites: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
In our final episode of 2020, Andrea and Alex venture back in time to Franco’s Spain to face down nightmares, bravery and politics – both real and imagined – as they break down Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Pan’s Labyrinth. […]
Episode 90. Dream Within a Dream: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
In this episode, Alex and Andrea we venture into the knowns and many unknowns of Peter Weir’s seminal Australian film. From missing white women to colonialism and purity and propriety, we tackle the many mysteries of Hanging Rock. Class of 2020 Merch is now available! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! […]
I’ve been so dismayed by listening to podcast after podcast of giggling (mostly male) “bro” type, presenters laughing at their own in-jokes and screaming about spoilers before they say anything close to informative or perceptive.
“Faculty of Horror” is such a powerful counterpoint to this apparent norm.
I only discovered this podcast three months ago (via the “Evolution Of Horror” cast) and it has rapidly become my favourite.
I’m currently working my way through the last few years of content and it just gets better and better.
The cine-literate, charismatic hosts have a such wonderful rapport. You can feel the warmth between them and their personalities shine through to the listener.
You can tell how passionate and knowledgeable they both are about the subject matter and it’s so refreshing to find a horror podcast with such an informed and feminist viewpoint.
(Special thanks for making me aware of “M.F.A” and Alex’s book “Films of the new French extremity”)
I’m so excited about the imminent Patreon content too.
”Everything is political” and “hello Dante”
It’s great, they’re great
One of the few good horror film podcasts.
Started off fine, a little rambling but not off putting, then one of the hosts loudly burps right into the microphone. Straight up burps. Absolutely disgusting. I thought these were grown women not middle school kids. Not for me.