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
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!

Episode 87: Camp Grizzly (2013)

Episode 87: Camp Grizzly

Camp GrizzlyNOTES:

Camp Grizzly

International Tabletop Day

Episode 46: Santa Claws

Episode 59: Sleepaway Camp

Values at Play

Critical Play: Radical Game Design

“Grow-A-Game: A Tool for Values Conscious Design and Analysis of Digital Games”

“Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go'”

“Tabletop Gaming Has a White Male Terrorism Problem”

Nashville Film Festival

“YANSS 070 – The No True Scotsman Fallacy”

“Scene Editor Jim Ridley Dies at 50”

Other games mentioned on this episode:
* Space Empires
* The Mushroom Eaters
* Cave Evil
* Black & Whites
* Free at Last
* Freedom: The Underground Railroad
* Puerto Rico
* Five Tribes
* The Grizzled
* Arkham Horror

Episode 86: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010, 2011)

Episode 86: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsNOTES:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I | Part II

“In Conversation with bell hooks and Emma Watson”

Ride with the Devil

“A Black Woman Has Been Cast to Play Hermione in New Harry Potter Play”

“Magic in North America Part 1: Ugh”

“‘THE WITCH’ director says ‘Black Phillip’ was a ‘real nightmare’”

Cult of Black Phillip (Patrice O’Neal)


“Second Wachowski Filmmaker Sibling Comes Out as Trans”

GLAAD Media Reference Guide

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.


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.)

Episode 85: Trouble Every Day (2001)

Episode 85: Trouble Every Day

Trouble Every DayNOTES:

Trouble Every Day

“Trouble Every Day” (review)

“The ABCs of Trouble Every Day”

“Claire Denis, Under the Skin”

Episode 45: Martyrs

Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity by Alexandra West

“Is ‘Female’ Viagra Feminist?”

Feminist Gloria Steinem says young women support Bernie because they want attention from boys.

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