Upcoming: Fem does Nashville Film Festival #NashFilm18

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.

What have you been up to?

Poll: Which films do you want to hear The Whorer dissect?

Hey Whorer fans! A reminder that we will NOT release a new podcast episode in July. However, we are asking for your help in choosing films for 2017’s remaining episodes. Feel free to write something in, but keep in mind our commitment to only feature films created by people of color, women, and LGBTQ folks. You have until the end of the week to vote.

Upcoming: The Whorer Does Nashville Film Festival #NashFilm17

Nashville Film Festival is back this week and so is our favorite genre track – the Graveyard Shift! Here are the features we plan to check out:

A Closer Walk with Thee
BirdBoy: The Forgotten Children
Insomnium
Without a Name
Bloodlands
Show Yourself
JackRabbit 29
The Void
The Night Watchmen

You can view the festival’s full lineup here. Expect our review episode to be posted on May 8. Until then, follow the fun on Twitter: @graveyardspectr @thewhorer #NashFilm17

Women in Horror Month, 2017 Edition

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.

American Mary | American Psycho | The Babadook | Beloved | Blood Diner | The Commune | The Countess | Felt | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night | Ginger Snaps | Graphic Sexual Horror | A Gun for Jennifer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | Jennifer’s Body | Ladies of the House | The Lure | Lost Girl | Maleficent | Maskoun | The Oracle | Pet Sematary | Pet Sematary 2 | The Shining | The Slumber Party Massacre | The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears | Suspiria | Titus | Trouble Every Day | Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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.