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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!

    Episode 80: Return of the Fack!

    Episode 80: Return of the Fack!

    It’s that time again…   Best of 2019!   Best of the Decade!   Bloopers!   Banter!   Bats!   The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! EXTRA CREDIT Become a Patron!   Here’s that Johannes Nyholm clip with the “drunken baby” from his film, Las Palmas.  LISTEN Right click or option-click here and […]

    • 1 hr 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

kemmysunshine ,

An Education

I’ve been so dismayed by listening to podcast after podcast of giggling (mostly male) 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 “Films of the new French extremity”)

I’m so excited about the imminent Patreon content too.

DiminishingPod ,

Elevating horror

Two stars for feminism and the others for amazing insights, laughs and social context for the best movies in our favourite genre. You’ll feel smarter just listening.

Googleproof ,

Well-Researched and Funny

Nuanced conversation and good research. Always brings in an interesting perspective. Particularly enjoyed the episode on The Witch.

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