Richelle Charkot is a Toronto-based journalist and film programmer. She is currently a staff writer for Rue Morgue Magazine, but she has contributed to dozens of publications over the years, including Broken Pencil Magazine, Eye Myth Film, Paracinema Magazine, Delirium Magazine, HorrorTalk and Shock Till You Drop. She is one of the programming directors at The Royal Cinema (608 College Street), where she oversees film bookings alongside her two co-programmers. There, she individually programs a monthly film series called Retropath!, which specializes in offbeat cult films, with a unique curated lobby pop-up preceding each screening featuring local artists with work for sale. She also programs the screening series Rue Morgue's CineMacabre, which showcases beloved horror cinema new and old. She is also the co-creator of a horror fiction zine called ‘slices’, with her creative partner, Emily Gagne, which is currently available at two stores in Toronto: Eyesore Cinema and Silver Snail Comics. Richelle is currently in the process of writing her first book, which will be a critical analysis of a famous American ‘60s sitcom and its reflections in the political climate of the time.