The Whorer’s 2017 New Year Resolutions

2017

As The Whorer celebrates 5 years of podcasting, we’d like to share our goals and reaffirm our values for the new year. In 2017, The Whorer will…

  • only feature films created by people of color, women, and LGBTQ folks for monthly podcast episodes.
  • report on at least 1 new-to-us fan convention or film festival.
  • continue to present and run panels about feminism and horror films at local (Tennessee) fan conventions.
  • continue to self-educate and be mindful of our own implicit bias when reviewing films.
  • continue to critique and challenge the kyriarchy through our focus on film and its industry.

In case you missed it, here’s our “5 Year Reflection” episode. Do you have a film to recommend for analysis? A must-experience event or topic for a fan panel? Share it with us!

Chug-a-lug, Donna Presentation Materials (GMX 2016)

Another year of Geek Media Expo has come and gone. Thanks to those of you who attended Fem and Lizbeth’s panel about gender in the Twin Peaks universe. The slides for Chug-a-lug, Donna: The Women of Twin Peaks can be viewed via the link below.

Slides

Coverage of our entire con experience will be available soon. You can also expect more Twin Peaks chatter as we gear up for the 2017 revival.

Upcoming: Pet Sematary, Rocky Horror, and Twin Peaks #Geekoween

Obligatory Halloween event updates!

October 10: We’re celebrating Halloween with a listener request double feature – Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary 2.

October 20: Join us in live-tweeting the new Rocky Horror Picture Show! 7:00PM CST on Fox! #rockyhorror @RockyHorrorFOX

October 28-30: You can expect business as usual at our favorite local fan con, Geek Media Expo. In addition to participating as press, Fem will be on a Twin Peaks panel with Lizbeth from Horror Metal Punk Girl (details forthcoming). Come hear us fangirl all over the series and see Fem’s cosplay. All shenanigans will be broadcast on Twitter (#Geekoween #GMXv8 @thewhorer) and recapped in early November.

Upcoming: The Whorer Does Nashville Film Festival #NaFF16

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The Whorer is returning to the Nashville Film Festival this week! As usual, we’ll cover all the genre films featured in the Graveyard Shift category. You can expect a podcast episode on the experience in early May.

Here are the films on our docket so far:

Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
Curtain
Baskin
Maskoun
The Lure
A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
Inside Scarlett
Frayed Shorts

Anything else you want us to check out and report back on? Here’s the schedule.

For real-time tweet coverage, follow @thewhorer #NaFF16.

See you on the other side!

We Want to Believe Presentation Materials (Con Nooga 2016)

We had a great time discussing X-Files with other x-philes at Con Nooga! The slides from our We Want to Believe (in The X-Files) presentation are below. If you weren’t able to attend, leave your thoughts about the revival in the comments.

Slides

Meredith also ended up impromptu hosting the Rick and Morty panel. Shout-out to the folks who made that discussion a blast.

No podcast coverage for this con, but don’t forget to join tomorrow’s tweet party for The X-Files mini-series finale, 7PM CST! #XFilesRevial

The Whorer at Con Nooga 2016

(Art comes from the Chattanooga Public Library zine collection. Body parts are Fem’s.)

Women in Horror Month, 2016 Edition

We’ve participated in Women in Horror Month every February since this site was birthed and 2016 will be no different.

February 8 – Episode 85: Trouble Every Day (2001)
This year we’ll be discussing Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day – an erotic horror film with lots of blood!

Until then, occupy yourself with some of the women-produced horror films we’ve discussed in the past and our 2015 PSA:

American Mary American Psycho | The Babadook | Beloved | Blood Diner | The Commune | The Countess | Felt | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night | Ginger Snaps | A Gun for Jennifer | Jennifer’s Body | Ladies of the House | Maleficent | The Oracle | The Shining The Slumber Party Massacre | The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears | Suspiria | Titus | Valerie and Her Week of Wonders