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 112. Intruder Alert: Them (2006) & The Strangers (2008)
Lock your doors and check your windows because some uninvited guests are on their way. In this episode, Andrea and Alex explore the origins and hyperbole around the home invasion sub-genre and why there may be more to fear than those trying to break in. Become a Patron! Class of 2022 Merch is […]
Episode 111. Homegrown: 28 Days Later (2002)
Andrea and Alex cross the pond to revisit Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic film that brought the zombie genre back to (un)life. From virology to bodily autonomy to Brexit, there’s a lot to chew on. Become a Patron! Class of 2022 Merch is here! Get our limited edition design with art by Laura Hokstad on […]
Episode 110. Fight or Flight: Final Destination (2000)
Andrea and Alex evoke the spectre of Death in their analysis of James Wong’s turn of the century ode to vibes. From risk society to the abject, Final Destination has a plan for everyone. Become a Patron! Class of 2022 Merch is here! Get our limited edition design with art by Laura Hokstad […]
Episode 109. Class Act: Society (1989)
The elite are literally a different breed in Brian Yuzna’s cult classic film about the perils of popularity and privilege. In this episode, Andrea and Alex dive into the mystique that surrounds the wealthy and explore why they need the rest of us to survive. Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Society. Dir. Brian […]
Episode 108. Souped Up: Blade (1998) and Constantine (2005)
Using two popular examples, Andrea and Alex look at the collision between the horror and superhero genres. From conservative leanings to taboo-breaking stories, we explore two films that deviate from the norm (and occasionally, their own source material) to embark in two very different directions. Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Blade. Dir. […]
Episode 107. Ultraviolence: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Time to take a break from the ol’ Ludwig Van and join us at the Korova Milkbar for a trip into the near dystopian future of A Clockwork Orange. From our Pavlovian responses, to patient care and British Literature, we’ll slooshy what Kubrick’s film has to offer. Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING A […]
Great, Informative Podcast
Faculty of Horror is my go-to podcast for horror movie analysis. As a fellow sociologist, I’m a huge fan of the wonderful movie breakdown provided by these two talented ladies. I also enjoy their perspectives which is both refreshing and in many cases nuanced. Take the time, and listen from episode 1.
Listen or die trying
Since the pandemic, I’ve been watching horror consistently. I tend to think hard about media and so I decided to start listening to horror podcasts and such to learn more about the social and historical contexts of the genre. My husband recommend this podcast after I complained about another podcast I’d been listening to shrugging at Robert Shaw’s performance of Quint in Jaws (while the host ate and talked with mouthfuls of pasta). I’ve been enjoying TFoH! I’m listening to older episodes first, and only on episode 38. The production is so-so at times, but I’m assuming it’ll be ironed out soon as at this point, the hosts now have 3+ years under their belts (episode 38 is from May 2016). There’s an annual “Assessment” episode that excites my subversive educator need for revisiting past discussions. I enjoy the fan feedback and have learned so much.
I love this podcast & these ladies are so intelligent & funny. Their research & discussions are always so thorough & stimulating. Definitely one of my favorites!