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Author Archives: Necromandrea
"Won’t Someone Think of The Children?" in Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television. eds Paul Corupe & Kier-La Janisse. Spectacular Optical Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical is pleased to announce its forthcoming book devoted to the dark side of holiday entertainment, YULETIDE TERROR: CHRISTMAS HORROR ON FILM AND TELEVISION. This comprehensive new collection of essays is set to deck your halls with insightful looks at all your festive fright favourites, from the BBC’s A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS series to SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (and the ensuing controversy), from Eastern European folk-horrors all the way up to the seasonal succubi of the “New French Extremity”—followed by a compendium of over 200 Christmas horror film reviews. Available now through Spectacular Optical.
Every January, the Faculty of Horror Podcast reads our mail and responds to listener thoughts, questions and observations! Listen for the discussion, stay for the hilarious bloopers! Stream the episode here.
Andrea and Alex dive back into the virtual mailbag to reassess everything covered in 2015, from the highs to the lows and everything in between. Listen now at facultyofhorror.com!
Alex and Andrea take a tour of the Overlook Hotel examining Stanley Kubrick's seminal film, the spectre of Stephen King's book and the complexities of family life under the American dream.
Alex and Andrea are joined by Paul "Canuxploitation" Corupe to deconstruct the architecture and isolation of David Cronenberg's first feature, SHIVERS, within the context of the Canadian film industry. So grab your favourite parasite, check on your neighbours and listen in.
“Viral Culture: Canadian Cultural Protectionism and Pontypool” in The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul. eds Gina Freitag & André Loiselle. University of Toronto Press From the cheaply made “tax-shelter” films of the 1970s to the latest wave of contemporary “eco-horror,” Canadian horror cinema has rarely received much critical attention. Gina Freitag and André Loiselle rectify that situation in The Canadian Horror Film with a series of thought-provoking reflections on Canada’s “terror of the soul,” a wasteland of docile damnation and prosaic pestilence where savage beasts and mad scientists rub elbows with pasty suburbanites, grumpy seamen, and baby-faced porn stars. Featuring chapters on Pontypool, Ginger Snaps, 1970s slasher films, Quebec horror, and the work of David Cronenberg, among many others, The Canadian Horror Film unearths the terrors hidden in the recesses of the Canadian psyche. It examines the highlights of more than a century of Canadian horror filmmaking and includes an extensive filmography to guide both scholars and enthusiasts alike through this treacherous terrain. Available now on Amazon.
The great thing about my Medusa costume was that the fangs forced me to lisssssssp in character all night. As for Dustin, his costume is only half accurate: he's Canadian. Thanks to Ashlea Wessel for the awesome shots!
The Black Museum has wrapped up another successful year and we want to celebrate the lurid learnings with laughs and libations! Please join Paul and I for some drinks and great music! Drink specials! No cover! Special Guest DJ: Miss Kitty LaPeur
We’re back with another Black Museum Debate Club, in which we change up our lecture format to pit horror fans and professionals against each other feud and fuss on a particularly contentious area of horror filmmaking. For the Debate Club’s second meeting, our four teams have largely returned to square off on another hot topic: What is the greatest horror sequel ever made? Each team will get a chance to defend their choice and show off convincing film clips to win over the judge and audience and take home the coveted Golden Tentacle trophy. Buy advance tickets here!
It's that magical time of year where my weird special interest becomes mainstream for a whole month! Actually, I guess that time is over; stores have already started to pack up their Halloween wares in favour of Christmas paraphernalia (but not before I could take advantage of spooky housewares for 80% off!) Anyhow, 'tis the season for more mainstream sites to take a look at the spooky side of life. Toronto Film Scene reached out to Alex West and I for an interview about gender and horror! Check it out here. Thanks to Prerana Daz for a very thoughtful interview!
Andrea and Alex take a wrong turn down the horrored halls and discuss Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick's groundbreaking film, The Blair Witch Project. By looking at the created mythology, unstable narrative and audience reaction they hope to find the map before it starts getting dark.
Alex and Andrea explore the history, treatment and perception of eating disorders through Darren Aronofsky's Oscar winning film Black Swan and Sam Raimi's return to the horror genre, Drag Me To Hell.
Just when I was starting to feel irrelevant, Aaron over at The Death Rattle validates my meagre existence with 13 interesting questions that I had to think about to answer! Check out the interview here. Thanks to Aaron for the fun questionnaire!
There are lots of awesome panels and offsite events this year! Here’s where you’ll find me: Remembering The Shining with the Grady Twins - Friday, 12:30pm I’m pretty chuffed to be moderating this panel! I find child actors fascinating enough on their own, and The Shining is one of my all-time faves. I can’t wait to interview Lisa and Louise Burns! Why Horror? Sneak Peek - Friday, 2pm Tal Zimerman’s genre documentary Why Horror? is out this fall and in addition to appearing in the doc, Tal has invited me to participate in a roundtable panel discussion about the psychology of horror. The Black Museum Presents: The History of Horror on Home Video - Saturday, 3:45pm Paul Corupe and I have invited Josh Johnson, director of the documentary Rewind This! for a mini-lecture on the history of the VHS format. Spotlight on Canadian Horror Featuring Wolfcop - Sunday, 12:45pm I’m going to chat with the Canadian brains behind the new indie Werewolf horror-comedy Wolfcop about moviemaking, marketing and howling at the moon. In addition to the panels at Fanexpo, I'll be at these awesome offsite events. See you there!
The follow-up to Rue Morgue's hugely successful 200 Alternative Horror Films You Need To See, HORROR MOVIE HEROES spotlights some of our favourite personalities in genre cinema. Includes new and classic interviews with CHRISTOPHER LEE, TOBE HOOPER, ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, STUART GORDON, ALEXANDRE AJA, DAVID CRONENBERG, VAMPIRA, RAY HARRYHAUSEN and many, many more! Available now at Rue-Morgue.com.