[Pride In Horror Month] – Vampire Films with LGBTQ+ Rep: A Listicle

As a follow-up to our recent publication, “Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema” by Tabatha Wood, we’ve compiled a short list of movies from the 60s through today with various forms of Queer Rep in Vampire films. Blood and Roses (1960) Very loosely inspired by the French vampire novella “Carmilla” (of which there is an excellentContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Vampire Films with LGBTQ+ Rep: A Listicle”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This short story may contain sensitive content. I don’t know how long I’d been unconscious, but when I came to I awoke in my worst nightmare. Surrounded by complete darkness, the cold prickled my skin. I thought I’d been buried alive in nothing but my underpants. When I cried for help and triedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Becoming The most popular girl in school is braiding my hair in gym class, and I am too nervous to speak. I was sitting on the benches, trying to force my thick curls into a neat ponytail like Miss Kentworth had insisted, when Hannah sat down behindContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story

She is like me. Her eyes are green, her hair is long and unkempt, and her face rounded. She is my twin, and she is like me, but she is not. When I think myself safe, she comes, into my home, into my life. She likes to pretend to be me while I sit trappedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story

“Bye, sweetheart.” Mum kissed me on both cheeks, gripping my shoulders. “Have a good first day. And be careful, Nina. We want to stay here a while, don’t we?” Her words were soft, but the implication was there; don’t mess up, like I had once or twice before. I glanced over her shoulder. Peter, AKAContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 2 of 2 – Interview with Aaron A. Reed, Author of Subcutanean

THE INTRO Isn’t it awesome when you discover a new author of merit? It’s especially satisfying when they’re still unknown, as if you’ve discovered a golden nugget buried in your backyard. Aaron A. Reed – author of the trippy and suspenseful novel, Subcutanean – is one of those golden nuggets. Not only is Subcutanean expertlyContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 2 of 2 – Interview with Aaron A. Reed, Author of Subcutanean”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 1 of 2 – Review of Subcutanean

by Aaron A. Reed It’s not hard to catch a reader’s attention when you say no two copies of your book are alike. Fresh-on-the-scene author Aaron A. Reed shows his game designing background with Subcutanean, a suspenseful novel littered with changing areas of text. This isn’t a CYOA kind of story, mind you – despiteContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 1 of 2 – Review of Subcutanean”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Three String Jack: A Short Story

I strummed my travel guitar idly as I stared into the dark canopy of the forest.  The heat haze of the summer evening lay heavy upon us. Even after sunset the humidity thickened the air, and the scent of our skin brought the mosquitoes. I slapped one from my arm. I canceled a show forContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Three String Jack: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Difference Between Coming Out and Finding Your Pride

Coming out I pretty much knew I was bisexual when I was around fourteen. Her name was Charlotte. I took her bra off in a tent by the seaside as our parents tended to a BBQ. We made out. But I didn’t come out till I was about twenty, mainly because society had told meContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Difference Between Coming Out and Finding Your Pride”