[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema

Editor Note: This article has been updated as of 8AM on June 24th. When we originally posted the content it was mistakenly published with a portion of the original work missing. We have updated this post to reflect that error, and apologize to the author for our misstep! Human society craves the Other – anContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Shadow Self: A Short Story

Mina parks the beat-up truck a block away and together, we follow the winding sidewalk to the front steps of the old Rochester house, sweater hoods pulled low over our heads. One of the porch columns is sagging, taking the roof with it. It’s a testament to laziness that the house still stands in aContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Shadow Self: A Short Story”

[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 ] – My Sister, My Skin: A Poem

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. I need to speak, though my words in vain,to save others from the torment, a lifetime of pain.I pray my story is heard through my tears and my blood.”Can anyone hear me?” God, is my voice reaching?”I fear it does not. My name is Stephen Northrup. IContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month ] – My Sister, My Skin: A Poem”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay

Trigger Warning: this post may contain sensitive content for some readers. It’s 2020.  Things are a lot different today than when I was a teenager.  In some respects, it seems we’ve come a long way.  Same sex marriages exist now, for example.  LGBTQIA+ characters are portrayed positively in books, movies and television.  Yet for allContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay”

[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] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Cut and crimp and fold and stitch… Louise’s filthy hands ached, her fingers cramped and numb. But still, she worked; after all, it had to be perfect. Rachel deserved only the best, and it would never do to miss even a single stitch. A single misplaced cutContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer

I write about them a lot in my dark fiction. Sometimes they start out hidden, revealed slowly and with care, their addition not always central to the narrative. Other times they are front and centre, bold and proud and in your face. But however they appear, they’re always there, even if you don’t realise it.Continue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer”

[Pride in Horror Month] – Misanthropes Get Lonely Too: The Forgotten Queer Film From Horror’s Angriest Man

Even in the age of boutique label reissues and abundant cinema blogs, Andy Milligan and his body of work are still a cult within a cult amongst cinema fans. If his name is mentioned at all, it is usually only in a passing (and unfavorable) comparison to fellow microbudget movie maker Ed Wood. The utterContinue reading “[Pride in Horror Month] – Misanthropes Get Lonely Too: The Forgotten Queer Film From Horror’s Angriest Man”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Animals Are Coming Out: Internal Queerness Versus External Monsters

(Note: spoilers for Chantal Beaulne’s excellent horror flash fic, “The Animals Are Becoming”) In recent Pseudopod-published story “The Animals Are Becoming” by Chantal Beaulne, our narrating character discovers their cat, called Mittens, is learning to walk on two legs. Good for laughs, they originally think. Soon they notice other animals changing their behavior, becoming moreContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Animals Are Coming Out: Internal Queerness Versus External Monsters”