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

Episode 84: Krampus (2015)

Episode 84: Krampus
[Toward the end of the discussion Fem mentions the film Training Day 2, but the film she actually meant to mention is Ride Along 2.]

KrampusNOTES:

Krampus

A Christmas Horror Story

“Krampus Is Wrapping Its Chain Of Terror Around American Consumers’ Necks”

“How An Ancient European Sex Demon Stole Christmas – And Our Hearts”

“Austrian Town Introduces Syrian Refugee Kids To Krampus”

Episode 83: A Gun for Jennifer

Episode 44: Tremors

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

Upcoming: We Want to Believe! #XFilesRevival

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”
January 16, 6:30PM: 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

Episode 83: A Gun for Jennifer (1997)

Episode 83: A Gun for Jennifer

A Gun for JenniferNOTES:

A Gun for Jennifer

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Act of Vengeance

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

“A Gun for Jennifer: Interview”

“The James Deen Rape Allegations Reveal a Huge Problem with ‘Male Feminism'”

“‘Are You Going to Shoot Me?’: Rape Victims Speak Out About Convicted Ex Okla. Cop”

“Ohio Teenagers Found Guilty in Rape that Social Media Brought to Light”

“Frat Pig” by Tribe 8

“Exclusive: ‘A GUN FOR JENNIFER’ Will Finally Blast Into Release”

“Police Make Arrest in 1993 Mia Zapata Slaying”

“William Friedkin: Lack of Female and Minority Directors ‘not because of prejudice'”

“Haslam asks government to suspend placement of Syrian refugees”

“Tennessee Lawmakers Want University Head to Resign for Not Boosting Christmas”

Feminist Porn Awards take a break after 10 years

Women in Caskets

Born in Flames

Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Online Harrassment

“World Fantasy Awards Retire Trophies Modeled After H.P. Lovecraft”

“The Black Community Needs Encryption”

Episode 82: Geek Media Expo (2015)

Episode 82: Geek Media Expo Vol 7

Topics chart:

Halloween (00:02:40)
GMX Guests (00:34:50)
Other (00:58:33)

GMX v7NOTES:

GMX

D20 Girls | TN D20 Girls

Ed Wood

Modern Horrors

“This Literary Horror Tale Will Reawaken Your Love for H.P. Lovecraft”

The Quiet, Metal Gear

Cinemasins

Allyssa Lewis | Archer | My Animation Life

Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Why Jonathan Franzen’s social media fear indicts the entire publishing industry”

Sketch MacQuinor | Squidbillies

Samantha Newark

“Essena O’Neill quits Instagram claiming social media ‘is not real life’”

John Gale

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

“CBS to Launch New New Star Trek Series as First Original Show for CBS All Access”

“Verge Theater Company’s darkly funny Slasher brings its audience into closer contact with its actors”

Nasty Gal

Episode 81: Hellraiser (1987)

Episode 81: Hellraiser

HellraiserNOTES:

Hellraiser

The Hellbound Heart

Faculty of Horror – Episode 29. Jesus Wept: Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

“The Horror Film in Neoconservative Culture” by Christopher Sharrett

Episode 66: Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom

Upcoming: Halloween at The Whorer #Geekoween

My Final Girl

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

“Unreleased Hellraiser Score – Coil”