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Tackling all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West are your hosts for brain plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night.

Produced independently in Toronto, Ontario The Faculty of Horror is your best source for classic and contemporary horror film discussions that will haunt the libraries of your mind!

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Andrea Subissati is a sociologist and writer on horror and cultural studies. In 2010, her masters thesis on the social impact of zombie cinema was published under the title When There’s No More Room In Hell: The Sociology of the Living Dead. Since then, she has been published in The Undead and Theology (2012) and The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (2015). She joined the staff of Rue Morgue magazine in 2014,and became Executive Editor in 2017. In addition to writing, Andrea has appeared on the TV horror documentary Why Horror?(2014) and is co-curator of the Toronto-based horror lecture series The Black Museum, which she founded with Paul Corupe. In 2015, she launched the horror YouTube channel THE BATCAVE.

In addition to co-hosting The Faculty of Horror, Andrea edits and produces the show, adding clips and music. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or her personal website Lady Hellbat.


Alex’s work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Rue Morgue, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Shock Till You Drop. Her writing has also been published in The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays, Art of the Title and Offscreen Film Journal.  She has lectured on theatre and film in schools in Ontario, Québec and Cambridge, Massachusetts, including two lectures as part of The Black Museum lecture series: Ghosts in the Machine: The Evolution of Found Footage Horror (2013) and Quelle Horreur: The Films of New French Extremity (2014).

Alexandra’s first book, Films of New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity, is available through McFarland. Her upcoming book The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and New Hollywood Formula is also available via McFarland for pre-order.

Alex is co-host and marketing maven for The Faculty of Horror, keeping our followers up to speed through our social media outlets. You can find her on Twitter.

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