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 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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
Episode 95. Faith and Chance: Possession (1981)
In this episode, we delve into the murky waters of intimate relationships, nuclear families, and revolutionary theatre practices with Andrej Zulawski’s Possession. From the film’s almost instant cult-status to its rocky release, we look at what has made Possession one of the great filmic break-ups and breakthroughs of the late 20th century. Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING […]
Fack Flash! Mortal Kombat (2021) – PREVIEW
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY! Andrea and Alex got unreasonably excited about the new Mortal Kombat movie, so we recorded our pre-and post-movie impressions in an all-new Fack Flash. 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! […]
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 […]
Lovvvvve this podcast
I don’t know how I’m just now stumbling upon this GIFT to the world of horror! As I catch up, each episode has me becoming more smitten. I am so appreciative of this podcast— if you haven’t listened yet, definitely check it out!
After listening to this podcast I have developed a different appreciation of horror movies and a perspective from the femenist view. One of the only ones worth listening to most have little depth and sound like a couple or more of people just dishing on movies without real substance. wish I could go to the Salem horror feast to see these narrators live.
Not sure if they’re the first feminist perspectives but differently the most professional
Love this podcast!
Have been listening since the pod started and I heartily recommend it to any horror fan. Each episode is well researched and Andrea and Alex really throw themselves into their work. Other podcasters should take note: this is how you podcast. Janine The ODDentity Podcast