Author Archives: Andrea

Decade in Review: Horror Headlines (PREVIEW)

In our first Fack Flash of 2020, Alex and Andrea look back at horror’s biggest happenings and headlines of the past decade, including #metoo, Women in Horror Month, the return of Stephen King, and much more!
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Episode 79. Conception of Violence: Inside (2007)

Locking your windows and doors won’t do much good when Béatrice Dalle is at your door. This month we tackle the grotesque Holiday classic Inside (À l’Intérieur) and examine themes of conception, religion, and motherhood alongside the French politics of the time.

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Inside (À l’intérieur). Dir. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007.

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Films of the New French Extremity. Alex’s book on the cycle of modern French horror.
 
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers. Sady Doyle’s book on female power through the lens of history, mythology,  true crime and horror.
 
Timeline: French riots. BBC’s overview of the events before and during the 2005 Paris riots.

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Commentary – Candyman (PREVIEW)

Pass the popcorn! Patrons in our Professor Emeritus tier can watch Bernard Rose’s Candyman with Alex and Andrea via a full-length commentary track. Here’s a taste!

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Episode 78. Blood Ties: Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002)

Sharpen your teeth (and your wits) because this month, we’re devouring the world of Anne Rice and her cinematic vampires. Discussing their emergence from Gothic literary fever dream to hyper-stylized incarnations on the big screen, Andrea and Alex prove that there’s still life in them yet.

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Interview with the Vampire. Dir Neil Jordan, 1994.
Queen of the Damned. Dir. Michael Rymer, 2002.

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Anne Rice and Queering of Culture. A discussing of Anne Rice’s ability to subvert cultural norms.
 
The Poet, the Physician and the Birth of the Modern Vampire. How the modern vampire was constructed from a toxic relationship.
 
The Rise of Nu Metal. An in-depth history of nu-metal’s influences, popularity and decline.
 
Why We Seek the High of Fame. Psychology Today’s analysis of the desire for notoriety.
 
The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster. A look at the construction of a female monster.
 
Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur. Goth subculture, A – Z.
 

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Glossary of Gore – Episode 1 (PREVIEW)

In our first-ever Glossary of Gore episode, Alex tackles Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze; analyzing Mulvey’s essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema and discussing how it’s been applied since it became part of cinematic vernacular.

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