I listen to several horror podcasts, and enjoy Shock Waves, The Evolution of Horror and Post Morten with Mick Garris, but The Faculty of Horror is certainly my favorite.
Hosts Andrea and Alexandra are horror writers and sociologists with impressive resumes (Alex has written books about ‘90s teen horror and extreme French horror, and Andrea is executive editor of Rue Morgue Magazine), so they have a deep understanding of the genre. They really know their stuff, and they come at films from a variety of angles, blending history, culture, gender, politics, race and some philosophy into their discussions.
This isn’t the, “we like Night of the Living Dead because it’s cool” type commentary you get with some podcasts. When you tune into The Faculty of Horror, you know you’re in for a really deep dive into the subtexts of the genre.
I’ve seen a ton of Horror movies, but I learn something, even about the classics, with every new episode. And while the discussions can get pretty deep and serious, it’s clear the hosts are having fun. It’s not a lecture, it’s more like talking Horror with two people you’d like to have at your next movie night.