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
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!
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.
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.
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.)