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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
    • 4.7, 807 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 86: Summer of Plague Pt 3. Nature Is Healing: Mimic (1997) and The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

    Episode 86: Summer of Plague Pt 3. Nature Is Healing: Mimic (1997) and The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

      Our Summer of Plague wraps up with a look at potential cures and a post-human reality. Between Guillermo del Toro’s Frankensteinian bugs and a post-apocalyptic UK, the end of the world may be closer (and more necessary) than we think.   The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!   Become a Patron! REQUIRED […]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

    BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

    Alex is back with Julie and Ray to continue their summer pastime of making terrible terrible decisions! This time with Brandy, Jack Black and some dubious geography trivia.   Get your rain slicker, your tanning bed and some popcorn and join the fun! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”    

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 85: Summer of Plague Pt 2. Shut In: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    Episode 85: Summer of Plague Pt 2. Shut In: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    Time to hunker in your bunker! In this episode, Andrea and Alex tackle the issues surrounding Nice Guys, privilege, and the conservative ideology around preservation during times of upheaval. The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!   Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING 10 Cloverfield Lane. Dir Dan Trachtenberg, 2016.  EXTRA CREDIT r/niceguys. These “nice […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

    BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

    Join Alex for a commentary on the teen slasher classic, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Featuring a discussion of wigs, classism, star power and how an urban legend threatened to bring down a cynical generation, this commentary makes the case for July 4 becoming the Fisherman’s Holiday. Cue up the film, get some […]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    BONUS CONTENT! Glossary of Gore: Cultural Hegemony

    BONUS CONTENT! Glossary of Gore: Cultural Hegemony

    Our Glossary of Gore series is normally for Patreon members, but… it’s been a week. Here’s Andrea on cultural hegemony. Become a Patron! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”

    • 10 min
    Fack Flash: Quarantine Viewing, part 1

    Fack Flash: Quarantine Viewing, part 1

    We’ve had a lot of people asking what we’ve been watching lately so here’s a run of the new releases that have been on our radar. The second portion of this episode is available to all tiers of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the rest of our lockdown activities, plus even more […]

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
807 Ratings

807 Ratings

purple browns ,

Engaging look into the horror genre

Alex and Andrea provide a fresh perspective and insight into various horror content. Highly recommend.

meghansolo11 ,

Brilliant and encouraging

Years ago, I wrote in to ask the hosts to temper using “crazy” to fill in for better adjectives. Today I listened to a very thoughtful discussion stating disabilities are only disabilities “until the paradigm shifts,” a recognition not only that certain disabilities (neuroatypicality) can be interpreted as markers of evolutionary advancement, but also that nearly all disabilities (short perhaps of being comatose) are only inaccessibilities to perform within a given society at a given moment. The technology or the urgency or the funding or the understanding might not exist to enable it, but everyone has something incredibly valuable to offer. It made me so grateful and hopeful that many people are still in a state of self-awareness and self-analysis, and that our hosts, whether within or without academia, are still learning all the time, and sharing that with others.

Damian Karras ,

Something different!

It is so refreshing to find something a little different in the world of horror podcasting. Awesome show! Great hosts who know horror through and through, and are also able to give great academic context to so much of the genre and it’s films. Can’t recommend it enough. I’m making my way through the archive and I wish I’d have found this when it first started. Great show.

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