117 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
    • 4.8 • 97 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 100. American Nightmare: The Crazies (1973)

    Episode 100. American Nightmare: The Crazies (1973)

    Live from Salem Horror Fest, our 100th episode on George A. Romero’s The Crazies sees us tackling small-town life, biology, the Vietnam War, health care and our own podcasting mortality. Plus, a very special Cameo!   Class of 2021 Merch is here! Original art by Slutfocate   Become a Patron!   REQUIRED READING The Crazies. […]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 99. Be Our Guest: The Invitation (2015)

    Episode 99. Be Our Guest: The Invitation (2015)

    The table is set, the wine is poured and the time has come to take your seat at the table as we delve into Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation. From a history of dinner parties to the dynamics of grief, we’re serving up a once in a lifetime, four-course meal of analysis.   Class of 2021 Merch […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Bonus content – Candyman (1992) Commentary

    Bonus content – Candyman (1992) Commentary

    Sweets for the sweet! We’re still on our annual August hiatus but we accidentally said “Candyman” five times and resurrected a commentary we recorded for our Patreon back in 2019. Whoops!Listen in to whet your appetite for Nia DaCosta’s reimagining this weekend! Become a Patron! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 98. House Warning: The Amityville Horror (1979) and Poltergeist (1982)

    Episode 98. House Warning: The Amityville Horror (1979) and Poltergeist (1982)

    Call your bank and pack the moving truck because we’re uprooting everything we think we know about home ownership. From the Lutz’ mortgage with Devil to the skeletons in the Freelings’ closet (and backyard), Andrea and Alex unearth what lies beyond and beneath the white picket fences of American suburbia.   Become a Patron!   […]

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 97. No Future: Jack the Ripper in The Lodger (1927) and From Hell (2001)

    Episode 97. No Future: Jack the Ripper in The Lodger (1927) and From Hell (2001)

    The fog of Victorian London settles on Alex and Andrea as they dive into “Ripperology”: the facts, fiction and shadow cast by Jack the Ripper over our culture. By examining how the figure is depicted in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger and The Hughes Brothers’ From Hell, we can begin to untangle the history of more […]

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 96. Missing Links: Trollhunter (2010) and Willow Creek (2013)

    Episode 96. Missing Links: Trollhunter (2010) and Willow Creek (2013)

    If you go down in the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise Andrea and Alex leave the comforts of modernity and go back to nature to discover what humanity has left behind through our obsessions with cryptids and conspiracy theories. From our fascination with humanity’s evolution to our need to colonize, we have […]

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

stephanieknight78 ,

Great horror podcast

This is so informative and so enjoyable to listen to!

Dan Brownlie ,

Amazing and insightful

This podcast is just amazing. So much information and really makes you think about the genre we love so much.

kemmysunshine ,

An Education

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”

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