Yes, it has occurred to me that every other WIHM article on Dead Head Reviews has been written by a woman. (Dammit Patrick…You told me I could do this…) So, hopefully you have read all of the other articles this month. Those are all poignant, heartfelt, and brilliantly written articles, told from unique viewpoints. *sigh*Continue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – More Women Authors You May Have Missed”
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”
There’s a long tradition in Gothic literature written by women; the idea of the home as a strange, uncanny and often dangerous space. Contemporary domestic Gothic writing has spread its dark wings across a wide variety of literature; horror, crime, noir and thriller writing. This piece examines the origins of this tradition, but also looksContinue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – WOMEN REINVENTING DOMESTIC GOTHIC”
By Beth Overmyer It has been many years since I’ve read anything in the fantasy genre, save The Hobbit. Seeing as I’ve made a promise this year to continue expanding what I read, I thought I would give The Goblets Immortal a chance at reeling me back into the land of mystical creatures and wizards.Continue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – The Goblets Immortal”
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”
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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”