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.
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
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!
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:
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
Play through all four of the original Alien movies!
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.
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
(Art comes from the Chattanooga Public Library zine collection. Body parts are Fem’s.)
What got our gutchies in a googoo outside of horror in 2015? We thought you’d never ask!
Carcassonne: Winter Edition
Full disclosure: I was going to give praise to Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation and it totally deserves it (and for more than just the nostalgia factor), but I received Carcassonne: Winter Edition for Yule and I’m addicted. It’s a tile-laying board game where you get points by building cities and roads and farms and monasteries. It won’t take you long to catch on to the mechanics, but as Meredith says, “it’s thinky.” The artwork is awesome (courtesy of Anne Patzke) and full of snow and woodland creatures, including a cute mythical fox. You might notice that Meredith and I talk about board games a lot. Perhaps The Whorer will delve into horror-themed games in 2016. #GatherYourParty – Fem
Art Angels by Grimes
Grimes’ previous album Visions fueled many a late night / early morning work session. To put it succinctly, it was dreamy. She took a lot of misogynistic bullshit in the music press as to whether she is a great tunesmith, or just a flash-in-the-pan novelty act. Doubters were slayed divine retribution style with the release of Art Angels. Sure, I do wish it was more industrial / goth, but there is no more b.s. about whether she’s a producer to be reckoned with. The next Bjork? Possibly maybe. Shortly after this album came out, I was at Fem’s apartment listening to this record on headphones mumbling about “a million dollars… a million dollars.” She screams at me, “what are you saying about a million dollars!” “Oh, I was just thinking I hope Grimes makes a million dollars.” –Meredith Continue reading
We’re throwing a party in anticipation of The X-Files revival and you’re invited!
December 27-January 17: Every week starting Sunday, December 27 we’ll be live-tweeting an episode of the original X-Files with our friend Jason up until the premiere of the new mini-series on January 24. Queue up your streaming service or pull out those box sets and join us:
December 27, 9:00PM: S2E3, “Soft Light”
January 3, 9:00PM: S3E4, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”
January 10, 9:00PM: S5E5, “Post-modern Prometheus”
, 6:30 PM: S6E3, “Triangle”
January 17, 9:00PM:
S6E3, “Triangle” S2E20, “Humbug”
* NOTE: ALL TIMES CST
Why did we pick these episodes? We didn’t. Jason did. (Well, except “Humbug.”) Tweet along and find out why! @jshawhan @thewhorer #XFilesRevival
February 20 – Con Nooga Presentation “We Want to Believe (in The X-Files)”: We’ll be live-tweeting the new episodes, but we’ll also be watching and collecting our thoughts for a panel discussion at Con Nooga in February – more details to come!
Catch up with our previous musings on the subject while you wait:
“At the Movies: The X-Files: I Want to Believe“
“X-Files Loves It Some Daddy Patriarchy”
“‘You’re Right, Mulder.’ X-Files, Part 2″
Episode 17: The X-Files – I Want to Believe