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In this episode, Alex and Andrea we venture into the knowns and many unknowns of Peter Weir’s seminal Australian film. From missing white women to colonialism and purity and propriety, we tackle the many mysteries of Hanging Rock. Class of 2020 Merch is now available! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Become a Patron! REQUIRE…
 
The much-anticipated (if less embraced) The Craft: Legacy is out and we had… feelings… accompanied by a strange and sudden desire for an adult beverage. Blessed be? The full episode is available to all tiers of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the complete one-hour episode, plus even more perks and extras. Become a Patron! Right click or op…
 
SURPRISE! We’re back with a bonus episode to help you get through Election Day and the ensuing aftermath by talking about David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone. In this episode, we delve into notions of fate, time travel paradoxes, cults of personality, the responsibility of the individual, and the importance of a good wool coat. Class of 2020 Merch is …
 
We’re *virtually* live from Salem Horror Fest this year and we’re talking about sexy werewolves and not-so-sexy wellness with Joe Dante’s The Howling. From cultish retreats to women in media, Alex and Andrea go to the darkest reaches of the p0rn theatre… Class of 2020 Merch is now available! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! …
 
CW: Suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones: 1-800-273-8255. We’re kicking off a new semester by tackling two incredibly dark films that ask the question: have you checked on your mom lately? Alex and Andrea inve…
 
The summer bonus trilogy concludes! Join Alex as she mines the occasional depths, miscalculations and style choices of Sylvain White’s I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, examining whether the 1990s Teen Horror Cycle can exist in a new millennium. Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”…
 
Our Summer of Plague wraps up with a look at potential cures and a post-human reality. Between Guillermo del Toro’s Frankensteinian bugs and a post-apocalyptic UK, the end of the world may be closer (and more necessary) than we think. The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING Mimic. Dir. Guillermo de…
 
Alex is back with Julie and Ray to continue their summer pastime of making terrible terrible decisions! This time with Brandy, Jack Black and some dubious geography trivia. Get your rain slicker, your tanning bed and some popcorn and join the fun! Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As”…
 
Time to hunker in your bunker! In this episode, Andrea and Alex tackle the issues surrounding Nice Guys, privilege, and the conservative ideology around preservation during times of upheaval. The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Become a Patron! REQUIRED READING 10 Cloverfield Lane. Dir Dan Trachtenberg, 2016. EXTRA CREDIT r/nic…
 
Join Alex for a commentary on the teen slasher classic, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Featuring a discussion of wigs, classism, star power and how an urban legend threatened to bring down a cynical generation, this commentary makes the case for July 4 becoming the Fisherman’s Holiday. Cue up the film, get some popcorn and settle in for 100 minut…
 
We’ve had a lot of people asking what we’ve been watching lately so here’s a run of the new releases that have been on our radar. The second portion of this episode is available to all tiers of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the rest of our lockdown activities, plus even more perks and extras. Become a Patron! Movies discussed: The Hunt V…
 
What starts as a routine stop for a firefighters and a puff piece for some TV journalists descends into one of the most chilling and prescient film franchises in contemporary horror. To kick off the Summer of Plague series, Andrea and Alex delve into the nooks and crannies of Spanish history and a Barcelona apartment complex to read between the fra…
 
By reminding us of the past, ghosts can shape our future, revealing hidden truths, histories and uncertainties that we’re often too scared to acknowledge. Grief and terror become inextricably intertwined in Peter Medak’s The Changeling, and Andrea and Alex untangle the metaphors, traumas and unspoken realities that have made this film a Canadian ho…
 
Skipping the pond and travelling back to the roaring ’20s (the last ones, that is), Andrea and Alex take a tour of interwar Germany via two of the country’s most celebrated cinematic marvels. From the Weimar Republic to the Frankfurt school, from German expressionism to antisemitism, the past presents us with creativity unfettered (and warnings unh…
 
From the Gothic urban landscape, to narrative switch-a-roos, to entitled male rage, David Fincher’s Se7en is much more than a morality-wielding killer with a penchant for… unboxings. In this episode, Andrea and Alex delve into the movie’s complicated moral codes, the history of detective fiction and the dangers of having a God-complex. The Fack Dis…
 
It’s a Fack Flash episode about our pets! Join Alex, Andrea and a feisty Pomeranian for a chat about furbabies, familiars and the auditory terrors of canine indigestion. The full episode is available to all tiers of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the complete one-hour episode, plus even more perks and extras. Become a Patron! Right click …
 
It’s that time again… Best of 2019! Best of the Decade! Bloopers! Banter! Bats! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! EXTRA CREDIT Become a Patron! Here’s that Johannes Nyholm clip with the “drunken baby” from his film, Las Palmas. LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As“…
 
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. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! REQUIRED READ…
 
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. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our month…
 
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. The full episode is available only to the post-graduate tier of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the…
 
Live from Salem Horror Fest 2019 – Andrea and Alex tackle Jonathan Glazer’s alien masterpiece. Bringing the outlying universe down to Earth, Under The Skin reveals the darkest parts of consciousness in a chilling meditation on what it means to be human. Become a Patron! The Fack Dispatch – Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! REQUIRED READING Under…
 
Our first-ever Ask the Fack Q&A episode is live, in which we discuss our favourite books, our top non-horror movies, and some bonus parenting tips for horror fans (hey, you asked!) The full episode is available only to the graduate tier of our Patreon! Join now and gain access to the complete one-hour episode, plus even more perks and extras. Becom…
 
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