[Women In Horror Month] – Diversity and Women in Horror Month

Being part of a mostly marginalized group has its moments of extreme suck. You can take pride in being part of that group and still speak out about the suck. It doesn’t mean you don’t want to be part of the group (I like my tits, thank you very much) but that you want peopleContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Diversity and Women in Horror Month”

[Women In Horror Month] – Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of the Keepers

Maria is the vampire novel I didn’t even know I was waiting for. I love horror, but I got kind of vampired out some time ago. That’s because after a while, they all start to look the same. The female characters, vampire and prey alike, are often sexualized objects, helpless to avoid succumbing to wills andContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of the Keepers”

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

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[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”

[Review] – Sing Your Sadness Deep

By Laura Mauro Sing Your Sadness Deep is a haunting collection of short stories exploring loneliness, isolation, and human connection. The thirteen tales in this dark fiction compilation tiptoe on the edge of horror and a few have a touch of magical realism. Mauro’s flexible writing style and strong technique both require the reader to examine theContinue reading “[Review] – Sing Your Sadness Deep”

[Review] – The Brides of Hanover Block

By Gregor Xane Gregor Xane is fastly becoming my favorite Bizarro(?) author. Is that what you call it? Edward Lorn is on record saying that you can call Gregor bizarro, but really he is a (speculative) fiction writer. Here is what I do know. This books takes you out there, way out there, to someContinue reading “[Review] – The Brides of Hanover Block”

[Review] – Grief Is A False God

By Gemma Amor * Minor spoilers ahead If you don’t know it by now, I have become a bit of a connoisseur of the writing of Gemma Amor. Since discovering her about nine months ago via Cruel Works of Nature (one of my favorite reads of 2019), I have devoured everything she has out thereContinue reading “[Review] – Grief Is A False God”

[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred

I have read a few of Steve’s books this year – including The Stranger, Jane, and The Girl Who Hid in the Trees – but I think The Night Crawls In has to be my favorite so far. This collection of drabbles (stories averaging just a couple hundred words for the most part) and poemsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred”

[REVIEW] To Be Devoured – by Sara Tantlinger

4.5 / 5.0 Sara Tantlinger’s debut novellette, To Be Devoured, is an unsettling and gritty story with a darkly poetic voice. Though it’s not necessarily violent, it has an extremely violent feel throughout (in the sense that there are bared teeth that continuously open wider, revealing sharpened blades). Despite a conclusion that felt a littleContinue reading “[REVIEW] To Be Devoured – by Sara Tantlinger”