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And now for something completely... same.

We promise, we will get back horror of the fictional variety, but we can't overstate the importance of what's going on in the film community right now. We want to see real change and we're doing what we can with the platform we have. 


-Jen and Dawn

Normally this time of year, the worst thing your hosts have to deal with are festival schedules, lack of sleep, and the general brain fog that comes with spending entire days in darkened theaters watching films that will make your brain melt.

Not so this year.

If you've listened to our last podcast, you know what's going on so we won't recap here, but there have been a couple developments that we hope will spread the voices of those affected and eventually lead to real change in an industry that, under normal circumstances, we're proud to be a part of. 

First: Katherine (Kat) Arnett, who was the critic who had her accusation dismissed and silenced by Time League, gave her final words on the matter on her blog ( She's also opened her inbox there for other women who have been targeted by Faraci or the Alamo Drafthouse in any manner. She's started posting those stories. If you have one, you can reach her there.

Second: Kat also set us the following email (copied here with her permission):

Hello Wonderful Women, 

I'm hoping that you'll help spread the word, on twitter or by talking to friends individually.

I've been contacted this morning that there are allegations against another film critic who at one time was very prominent. 

While I have offered my blog for a space for any of Faraci's victims who felt the need to share, it's clear to me that this might be larger.

Please help me get the word out that Amy Zimmerman, who I spoke with for the Daily Beast, and who is absolutely willing to let women stay anonymous, would like to hear from anyone else who has been a victim of sexual assault by a film critic (or person of authority). Her email is

This is especially urgent as Fantastic Fest happens this week and they are going to have forums to discuss sexual assault and harassment. If the issue is much larger, if it extends beyond Cinefamily & the Alamo, this is the week it needs to be amplified.

I know that it's terrifying to speak up. But I promise you it's been so cathartic. And knowing that real change has been made to some institutions that will benefit women has made it worth it.

If you could please let any women you know that they will be heard,

Thanks so much


So, please if you are or know someone in the community who has been assaulted, targeted, stalked, harassed, etc., by a film critic or someone in the film community with power, pass this info on. There are people who want to hear your story. There are people who won't dismiss you. There are people who will believe you. People who will listen. People who will shine a light in the dark. People who want to make real change.

You are not alone. 

If you have been assaulted an need to talk to someone, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) has a support line you can call 24/7. It's confidential, they can refer you to resources on your area, and it's completely anonymous. The number is: 800.656.HOPE (4673). You can also reach out to them 24/7 online at



The Con is On!

So neither of us are blessed to be at SDCC this year, but we are attending ArmadilloCon, a local Lit and Fantasy convention with a heavy dose of SciFi and an increasing Horror presence. It's one of TX's longest running conventions and we can't wait.

Why are convention halls so creepy when they're empty?

Why are convention halls so creepy when they're empty?

We were totally honored to be invited to speak on a number of their panels and their schedule just went LIVE! Our panels and times are below, but if you want to see the full schedule you can go to their website HERE (worth it to go see who's going to be on the panels with us). If you are in the Austin area, join us! Their at-the-door rates are from $30-$40 per day or $55 for the full weekend.

Dates: July 29-31 2016, Omni Southpark Hotel, Austin, Texas


SF Movies of the 1950s-1970s
An appreciation of classic SF movies.
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Dawn Only

Be a Zombie!
Our panelists will talk about what it takes to be a great zombie! How do you walk, talk, dance, dress? What are our favorite examples?
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
Jen and Dawn

Comic Books You Should Be Reading
What comics should we be reading, and why?
Fri 10:00 PM-11:00 PM
Dawn Only

The Joy of Fancasting
What's happening in the world of online fandom? What are the trends? What do we love? What's involved in getting started? Topics to include podcasts, Booktube, and more.
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Jen and Dawn

Feminism and Horror Movies
Can horror movies be feminist? Can feminists love horror? Is horror ever romantic?
Sat 7:00 PM-8:00
Jen and Dawn

Open Mic!
Got a story to share? A poem, song, interpretive dance, or maybe some jokes? We're looking for attendees to show us what they've got! You'll be able to sign up for a 5 minute slot at the convention, at the Registration Table.
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Hosted by Jen and Dawn

Women in Caskets Podcast - LIVE
The Women in Caskets podcast team is here to rock your world! They love horror. Come and enjoy the creepy!
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM need to ask?

Now, there may be some moving around before the con, but this looks like it's it. We'll be all over the place, so if you're around, come find us and say HI!