That’s right, folks! Tomorrow (April 16) Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah will release their album Twelve Reasons to Die - what Younge calls a RZA and Ennio Morricone inspired “score to a vintage, Italian horror film.” And because Fem’s feelings about Ghostface are just as conflicted as hir feelings about Baby in House of 1000 Corpses, The Whorer is going to take a slightly-different-than-usual approach to horror films and discuss this operatic album on next week’s podcast.
Give it a listen and then tune in to Episode 30 of The Whorer podcast on April 22!
Alas, Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is officially over, but don’t let that stop you from discussing women in the industry. Stay informed and be inclusive! Special thanks to all the wonderful ambassadors! Here are some highlights: Continue reading
In recognition of Women in Horror Month*, The Whorer podcast will dedicate its February episodes to women filmmakers.
February 11 – Episode 25: Jackie Kong and Roberta Findlay
First up, an exploration into the grindhouse works of Jackie Kong and Roberta Findlay. Discussion will focus on Kong’s Blood Diner (1987), Findlay’s The Oracle (1985), and gender politics surrounding the exploitation genre in general.
February 25 – Episode 26: The Commune (2009)
Next, we’ll round out the month with a dissection of Elisabeth Fies’ 2009 film, The Commune. Will we be able to resist comparing it to Robin Hardy’s cult classic, The Wicker Man (1973)? Is that anti Women in Horror Month?
For now, enjoy our PSA and check out our previous episode on the subject. You can also pre-game with our episodes about The Countess, American Psycho, Ginger Snaps, and The Slumber Party Massacre (all written and/or directed by women). And don’t forget to wish us a happy birthday on February 14! We’re turning 1!
*Women in Horror Month is a service provided by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non profit organization expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.
Here they are! Our end-of-year / new year shout-outs! We liked them in 2012 and we’re excited for what they’ll bring us in 2013. Cheers.
Fucking While Feminist
A podcast hosted by writer, performer, and activist Jaclyn Friedman exploring how to negotiate your sex life with your feminist values and oh, so much more! Personally, I very much enjoyed the episode with Jessica Danforth, founder of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. -Fem
Comicbookgirl19 has a Youtube show and a blog where she posts reviews and recommendations from most nerd movie genres. Her approach is fun and casual which lets her be entertaining while slipping in a lot of insightful commentary and historical knowledge. One of the unstated goals seems to be to teach the younger denizens of Youtube a bit of film culture. Which she does with aplomb. She was my go to source for info about the frustrating Prometheus. I recommend her analyses of the theatrical release and the Blu Ray disc. She isn’t afraid to say the word misogyny and often includes her grandmother in her videos. -Meredith Continue reading
‘Tis the season! Join The Whorer podcast on December 17th as we open our presents a little early and tear into Episode 21 with Ingmar Bergman’s “Fanny och Alexander”.
…it’s aliens for the win! For Episode 14, Meredith and I will tackle Torchwood, Season 3, a.k.a. Children of Earth. What do you think of Captain Jack and his crew? If anyone has any thought provoking comments, please share and we’ll discuss them on the show!
And Happy Labor Day!
Looking for an interesting last-minute double feature that will really get you dialoguing about sex and gender? How about Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead (1981? 1983?) paired with Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (2009)? They have the Friday the 13th cabin in the woods vibe, but are slightly less obvious choices. Plus, Antichrist is a personal fave of mine and one we’ll eventually discuss on the podcast. WARNING: explicit sex scene at the end of the Antichrist trailer!
Lots of fun stuff showing at Nashville’s Cult Fiction Underground in June. Keep an eye open for our postmortem dismemberments of John Carpenter’s Dark Star and Richard Blackburn’s Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural. Get your freak on!
Yes, you read it right, Possession, will be shown here in Nashville at the Belcourt for two nights only, May 11-12th at midnight. Fem informs me this is three hours before the witching hour.
This film will be given the The Whorer treatment shortly after the showing. Watch this space.
Special thanks to the Belcourt for showing uncensored versions of rare horror films.
Don’t worry pagan posse! At the end of April, join us for a special May Day edition of the Whorer as we analyze Robin Hardy’s 1973 classic, “The Wicker Man”. Fuck Nicolas Cage. We like virgins.