145 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
    • 4.7 • 1K 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 127. In Plain Sight: Manhunter (1986)

    Episode 127. In Plain Sight: Manhunter (1986)

    In this episode, Andrea and Alex investigate how multiple characters are perceived and perceive Michael Mann’s entry into the Hannibal Lec(k)tor cinematic universe. From cops to killers and the humanity in between, these cuts go deep.    REQUIRED READING Manhunter. Dir. Michael Mann, 1986.    EXTRA CREDIT How Thomas Harris defined a genre and created […]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    See you at SALEM HORROR FEST 2024!

    See you at SALEM HORROR FEST 2024!

    We’re packing our bags to hop onto our broomsticks for our annual trip to SALEM HORROR FEST 2024 – and you’re invited!Listen in for important info, dates, and highlights!   Buy your tickets here! LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”

    • 17 min
    Episode 126. Bad Habits: The Devils (1971)

    Episode 126. Bad Habits: The Devils (1971)

      From the depths of Warner Bros archives, Ken Russell’s infamous film The Devils has been resurrected (ish) once more! Andrea and Alex take this opportunity to dive into the politics, contractions, and naughtiness present within one of the most controversial cult films ever made.    REQUIRED READING The Devils. Dir. Ken Russell, 1971.    […]

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 125. Fack XI: 2023 Year in Review

    Episode 125. Fack XI: 2023 Year in Review

      It’s time to look back before we scream forward! Join Andrea and Alex for horror and non-horror faves and a game that will decide their fate for 2024.    Alex’s Horror/Horror Adjacent Faves   1. Red Rooms (dir. Pascal Plante) 2. Godzilla Minus One (dir. Takashi Yamazaki) 3. Talk to Me (dir. Danny and […]

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 124. Death in Venice: Don’t Look Now (1973)

    Episode 124. Death in Venice: Don’t Look Now (1973)

      Andrea and Alex delve into the murky depths of Nicolas Roeg’s classic to uncover the film’s themes of mysticism, misogyny and the ethics of mourning.    Class of 2023 merch Artwork by @thelastjohnyontheleft    REQUIRED READING Don’t Look Now. Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1973.   EXTRA CREDIT Daphne du Maurier’s short story. The Year of Magical […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

    Episode 123. Love Bites: The Hunger (1983) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

    In this episode Andrea and Alex delve into some truly long-term relationships and their lasting implications. From ageless vampires to hipster gentrification, sometimes loving someone “forever and ever” isn’t as fun as it seems.    Class of 2023 merch Artwork by @thelastjohnyontheleft    REQUIRED READING The Hunger. Dir. Tony Scott, 1983.  Only Lovers Left Alive. Dir. Jim Jarmusch, […]

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Jdaylyre ,

One of my fave podcasts

It’s really interesting to get the context for a horror movie, it adds so much to learn about the cultural vibes and events of the time a movie was made, what past stories and influences can be seen, what influence it had on later movies as well as broader culture. And the hosts are fun to listen to :)

Roliroll ,

Just Fascinating

Wow! Fascinating takes on horror. I can’t believe it took me so long to learned about this podcast. Where have u two ladies been all my life? No longer do I have to listen to a bunch of dorks just doing movie recaps and offering unsubstantiated opinions on other podcasts. These hosts actually dive into the psychology and the deeper social implications that are inherent to the horror movies genre. I actually do my home work before listening to the podcast.

JoeMcCauley ,

Just Terrific!

I just stumbled onto this podcast and find it to be a fantastic show! The explorations of the themes of great horror are so thoughtful. This has to be the most intelligent show on horror out there. Give it a listen. You’ll be glad you did!

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