[Women In Horror Month] – Still Don’t Think Women Authors Can Write Horror Fiction? Read If you Dare.

Not only during Women In Horror Month, but through the year, women and men try to raise the voices of women horror and dark fiction authors and filmmakers, culminating in more and more support, but inevitably there are always those who still ask why they should read books by women. Condescendingly, they tell us womenContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Still Don’t Think Women Authors Can Write Horror Fiction? Read If you Dare.”

[Women In Horror Month] – Women Writing Horror: The Importance of Female Representation in My Favorite Genre

Women Writing Horror: The Importance of Female Representation in My Favorite Genre As a little girl growing up with a love of all things horror, I got a lot of funny looks from people – family and friends included. I was the only bookworm in my family, and the only person interested in the thingsContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Women Writing Horror: The Importance of Female Representation in My Favorite Genre”

[Women In Horror Month] – Interview with Gemma Amor . Part II

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[Women In Horror Month] – Gemma Amor . Part I

The Intro An introduction may hardly be necessary – considering the whirlwind of success Gemma Amor saw in 2019 – but an introduction will come, nevertheless. Last year, I discovered a large number of independent writers worthy of a bestseller’s list, Gemma Amor being one of my ultimate favorites. I read her first story collection,Continue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Gemma Amor . Part I”

[Women In Horror Month] – The Women of Horror Are Coming For You. Are You Ready?

Welcome to Women in Horror month. As a woman in horror, I am excited to be able to participate in this Dead Head Reviews project highlighting us. But, I am not going to use this space to promote myself, rather I want to inform you of the onslaught of female horror writers who are liningContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – The Women of Horror Are Coming For You. Are You Ready?”

[Women In Horror Month] – Women of Cosmic Horror

When asked my thoughts about women writing horror, I have often said that women are well-suited for the genre. Horror is an intense and primal emotion, and I believe women are taught to access and understand emotions, their complexities, their sources, and their impact from an early age. We are taught that violence is aContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Women of Cosmic Horror”

[Announcement] – Summer Scares 2020

In celebration of National Library Lover’s Day, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Library Journal/School Library Journal, is delighted to announce the second annual Summer Scares Reading List, which includes titles selected by a panel of authors and librarians and is designed to promote horror as aContinue reading “[Announcement] – Summer Scares 2020”

[Women In Horror Month] – Female Rage as Infection in Rabid (2019)

Last August, The Sosksa Sisters debuted their remake of David’s Cronenberg’s 1977 film, Rabid. Staring Laura Vandervoort, Ben Hollingsworth, and Ted Atherton, this Canadian horror film tackles issues of anger, autonomy, and infection, all while tying it to the female form under the lens of mass hysteria and a fast-moving epidemic. While the original film paintsContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Female Rage as Infection in Rabid (2019)”

[Women In Horror Month] – The Long-nail Woman, And Other Musings of a Creepy Little Girl

I could hear her breathing against my bedroom door. She had short, labored whispers. I couldn’t see her, but I knew—I knew somewhere deep in my mind’s eye that she was old, and tired, and bent in all her joints. She had impossibly thin, sinewy limbs and grayed skin. But all that was just windowContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – The Long-nail Woman, And Other Musings of a Creepy Little Girl”

[Women In Horror Month] – Coming of Age

Rites of passage. Coming into your own. Coming of age. Growing up. Think of one of your favorite stories, movies, or books. Chances are that quite a few of you would name something that includes an aspect of “coming of age.” Bildungsroman, the literary term for coming of age, means “a novel dealing with oneContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Coming of Age”