29 episodes

FANGORIA and one of America’s leading horror genre experts have teamed up to bring you NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY. Every week, join horror genre professor Dr. Rebekah McKendry alongside a notable genre industry expert as they take a deep look at a specific element of the horror genre. Each 30 – 45 minute show feels like a lively university class discussing horror history, key players, and important films. This is not an interview show. This is pure horror education.
NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY is presented by the FANGORIA Podcast Network.

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FANGORIA and one of America’s leading horror genre experts have teamed up to bring you NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY. Every week, join horror genre professor Dr. Rebekah McKendry alongside a notable genre industry expert as they take a deep look at a specific element of the horror genre. Each 30 – 45 minute show feels like a lively university class discussing horror history, key players, and important films. This is not an interview show. This is pure horror education.
NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY is presented by the FANGORIA Podcast Network.

    7: Tech Horror

    7: Tech Horror

    On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets technical about tech horror--starting with Frankenstein and beyond! 

    • 44 min
    Office Hours - Face Your Fears

    Office Hours - Face Your Fears

    On the first Office Hours episode of 2020, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets real about why horror fans love to be scared and how horror movies can help us conquer our fears. 

    • 16 min
    6: Lovecraft Horror

    6: Lovecraft Horror

    Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest Graham Skipper dive into the depths of Lovecraft Horror for a very merry Cthulhu-mas episode! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Office Hours - Issue SNAFU

    Office Hours - Issue SNAFU

    Dr. Rebekah McKendry recounts what happens when a printing issue would occur at FANGORIA. What can go wrong, will go wrong! 

    • 8 min
    5: Found Footage Fête

    5: Found Footage Fête

    On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry goes all in on found footage movies. 

    • 49 min
    Office Hours - The Evolution of the Fango Cover

    Office Hours - The Evolution of the Fango Cover

    On this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry was prompted by the recent Fango cover drop of issue #6 featuring VFW to discuss the evolution of Fango's cover selection and reveal process! 

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

Pastor Matt R ,

Dr. McKendry is a horror encyclopedia

As a true horror nerd who discusses things like the ego vs. the Id and tribalism in Dawn of the Dead with my sixteen year old son, who is an aspiring filmmaker, this podcast is right up my alley. I hope she continues down this road for years to come!

Necrophonic ,

Excellent Content, Distracting Production

Hello! Horror fanatic, fellow podcaster, and sound engineer with 20+ years experience here with some helpful hints...

Dr. McKendry is a legit expert in this field. Her knowledge of horror and its place in society is second to none. She is an informed and important voice for the horror community. The content of this show is excellent, and it *could* be one of the greatest horror podcasts of all time.

That said, this show has its flaws. Her delivery is very distracting. There’s a ragged breath between every sentence, and a lot of mouth-noises happening between the words that detract from the excellent content. Most of this can be easily fixed. If she breathed in through her nose and then let the air in her lungs propel the words out of her mouth at a slightly slower rate, then took further breaths through her nose and repeated the pattern, that would take care of most of the issue.

There are also some distracting production flaws here. Going back to the breathing and mouth noises, there are some relatively cheap DAW add-ons that could further remove the sounds with minimal time/effort... But, even if the producer didn’t want to spend the money on add-ons, a little extra time in post production to edit out the extraneous sounds would be a massive improvement.

Also, when there are guests, the voice levels need to be checked. For example, the “hagsploitation” episode was practically unlistenable, as the guest was so quiet and the host was so loud in the mix that I had to turn my stereo all the way up to hear the guest, only to have my ears blown out every time the host chimed back in. That sucked, because I was actually interested in the topic, but couldn’t get through the episode. (If you remixed and re-released it, that would be awesome!) Balance your levels in post, and compress everything at 4:1 with 10db of gain reduction, and it will make a big difference.

Like I said, the content of this podcast is great and Dr. McKendry is doing excellent work. With just a few tweaks in delivery and production, this could be a perfect five-star podcast.

baby genius II ,

breathe, girl

This is super interesting, but for the love of god can the editor please take care of loud, sharp gasp of air between every sentence?

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