Rebekah McKendry is a professor at the University of Southern California in the Cinematic Arts Department. She is also an award-winning filmmaker with a strong focus in the horror and science fiction genres. She has a doctorate focused in the Horror genre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rebekah previously has worked as the Editor-in-chief at Blumhouse Productions and as the Director of Marketing for Fangoria Entertainment. She is a co-host of Blumhouse’s Shock Waves Podcast as well as host of Nightmare University on the Fangoria Podcast Network.