Those who miss us, rejoice! Although the podcast is on hiatus, Fem is happy to announce hir most recent adventure – being a screenwriting juror for the Nashville Film Festival! Ze is very honored and will be hanging out and watching movies at the fest May 10-19. Expect tweets and a roundup of films while ze’s out of stasis.
Some random 2018 updates:
You might remember that ze was really angry about the direction and happenings in Twin Peaks: The Return. Ze’s happy to report that after a recent rewatch, ze is cool with it. Ze is also cool with the way X-Files, Season 12 ended.
What else has ze been watching? Lots of TV mysteries like Dark and The Frozen Dead and even superhero stuff like Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok. Ze also discovered the highly entertaining web series, Queer Ghost Hunters, and was pleasantly surprised by how much she liked Kristen Stewart in Personal Shopper. Ze recently watched It Comes at Night and the Grace Jones documentary, Bloodlight and Bami, and thought they were both fantastic. Ze is currently enjoying Netflix’s Lost in Space and Aggretsuko.
Speaking of cartoon animals, Ze experienced the magic of Night in the Woods, a horror video game exactly hir style and pace. Ze loved it so much that it encouraged hir to try and play other story based games on Steam, but ze’s pretty much video game illiterate and the attempt was short lived.
As a fan of Jurassic Park and dinosaurs ze is super duper looking forward to the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom next month, followed by the new release of what’s shaping up to be a franchise ze really digs, The First Purge. Ze is also hoping to finally get to see They Say I’m Different – the Betty Davis documentary ze kickstarted way back in 2015.
Happy Women in Horror Month! All throughout February we’ll be drawing attention to the women behind the camera who contribute to the genre and fill our lives with great art. Resist stereotypes! Take part in the agenda:
Share our PSA – New year, new public service announcement! Watch our 2017 tribute to women in horror.
Listen to our new podcast episode – Tune in on February 13 to hear Episode 97 of The Whorer Podcast. This year we’re taking up analysis of Kasi Lemmons’ southern gothic tale, Eve’s Bayou.
Explore our archives – Many of our episodes outside of Women in Horror Month focus on women creators. A complete list is provided below.
Celebrate with the entire community – See what others are doing and create your own events! Visit womeninhorrormonth.com.
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.
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.
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
A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
Inside Scarlett Frayed Shorts
In celebration of International TableTop Day, we’re mixing things up and featuring slasher-themed board game Camp Grizzly as the topic of analysis on our April podcast episode. To kick things off, here’s a list of our favorite horror film inspired games: