There’s No I in Succubus: Why Men Fall for Sexy Monsters

From No Escape Room to Dracula to Buffy, men in horror are remarkably vulnerable to death by horniness. We unpack the deadly appeal of the female monster. […]

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April 12, 2021 On Screen

Scary Personalities: Why Horror Hosts Will Never Die

From the Cryptkeeper and Vampira to Terry Carnation and Zena Dixon, join us in this celebration of horror hosts past, present, and future. […]

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March 2, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

The Beauty of the Macabre: Interviewing Crystal Connor, A Trusted Name in Terror

Author Crystal Connor talks about being over zombies, writing horror for both kids and adults, and finding horror in the Bible. […]

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February 26, 2021 Books

Mariana Enriquez’s Stories Echo with the Shrieks of Women

In her short stories, Mariana Enriquez acts as a doula for the grotesque and ghoulish, ushering into the world visions of horrors enacted upon and by women. […]

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February 24, 2021 Books

The Science of Women in Horror Brilliantly Dissects Horror Movie Tropes and Traditions

From final girls to femme fatales, The Science of Women in Horror is a great dissection of tropes and traditions in horror movies. […]

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February 23, 2021 Books, On Screen

Does She Make You Scream? Introducing the Murder Babe, the Final Girl’s Opposite Number

We all know about horror’s Final Girl, but where’s the love for the Murder Babe? From Buffy Summers to Akasha to Ginger Fitzgerald, here are our favorites. […]

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February 19, 2021 On Screen

Interviewing Ellen Datlow, the Doyenne of Short Horror Fiction

We caught up with legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow about her storied career, current trends, and upcoming projects. […]

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February 9, 2021 Books

On Being the Other in an Outsider Genre: Interviewing Chesya Burke

This Women in Horror Month, we spoke to horror author and academic Chesya Burke talks Black horror, Octavia Butler, and writing rituals. […]

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February 8, 2021 Books

Ania Ahlborn Would Like You to Ouija Responsibly

For Women in Horror Month, we talked to Ania Ahlborn, author of If You See Her and more, about teaching, inspiration, typewriters, and Ouija boards. […]

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February 3, 2021 Books

This Woman’s Work: 7 Works of Feminist Horror

Seven novels, anthologies, and short story collections celebrating feminist horror from women writers the world over. […]

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December 9, 2020 Books

When a Period is More Than Punctuation: Menstruation in Horror Fiction

The Unsuitable author Molly Pohlig examines menstruation as a turning point in her own novel, as well as Stephen King’s Carrie & Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books

Camilla Grudova on the Monstrousness of the Midcentury Woman

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Ghost Bread” author Camilla Grudova writes about the tragic fates of women in midcentury horror movies. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, On Screen

In Mona Awad’s Bunny, Your MFA Won’t Save You

Body horror meets Heathers in Bunny, a dark fairy tale from Mona Awad that explores and skewers witchcraft, female friendships, and MFA programs. […]

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June 24, 2020 Books

5 Works of Horror by Women That Need Film Adaptations Now

Five horror novels, collections, and stories written by women we’d like to see on screen, featuring spiders, gothic boarding schools, snake-handling cults, & more. […]

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March 27, 2020 Books

9 Female Horror Authors You Should Read This Women in Horror Month

Gwendolyn Kiste, author of The Rust Maidens, on nine truly terrifying women authors you should be reading during Women in Horror Month – and all year round. […]

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February 7, 2020 Books