[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] – 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] – Science Fiction-On the Future Anonymity of Love

Oh, if only I could live inside a science fiction series! If I could, I would stop being the ‘L’ in LGBTI! You see, the only time I’m reminded of ‘being’ gay/lesbian is when it’s imposed from the outside. I can’t recall a day in 10+ years when I woke and had an awareness ofContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Science Fiction-On the Future Anonymity of Love”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Spotlight on Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler is one of the most well-known Science Fiction authors in literature, but how much do you know about her? We’ve put together a little biography of her career as a writer (Or you can check out the TLDR timeline at the end for a crash course!) Octavia Butler, born June 22nd 1947, isContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Spotlight on Octavia Butler”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower

Women in Horror Month is about shining a spotlight on the less represented gender in horror fiction. There’s a lot to be said for having that kind of representation – other female authors out there killing it, providing an example, and a template, and importantly, creating female characters we can identify with, or loathe, orContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower

LH: If you could wave a wand and create equality and representation for unique voices in this field, what would that include? What are some of the ways other members of the community can assist in making this a reality? EH: If I had a legit magic wand, I would break it. Too stressful! ButContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity

Horror is home. It sounds trite, the kind of throwaway answer you might give to an enquiring relative or co-worker asking about your interest in the macabre, but it’s also true. It was the place I could always trust to keep its promises, which was that there were no promises. Anything could happen, and itContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Interview with Steph Rabig

Pride is my favourite time of year next to Halloween, and I love supporting my fellow LGBTQ creators (all year round, of course, but especially now!) It was my pleasure and absolute delight to be able to “sit down” with Steph Rabig, author of ” “, and be able to get to know her aContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Interview with Steph Rabig”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Playing Possum: A Book Review

To begin, a quick rundown on the genesis of this novel. Forgive me if you’ve heard this one before. After Alan Baxter wrote The Roo to go along with a brilliant cover designed by the unparalleled Kealan Patrick Burke, the Twitter community continued piling on the peer pressure, looking for other authors to write creatureContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Playing Possum: A Book Review”