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.

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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.

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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 | Troll 2 | Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

The Whorer Awards (2015)

What got our gutchies in a googoo outside of horror in 2015? We thought you’d never ask!

CarcassonneCarcassonne: 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. #GatherYourPartyFem

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