Category: movies

Women in Horror Month

Enter, you. You’re a writer. You’re a horror writer. You’re a woman.

In Defense of The Price

I miss horror movies where every bet is off save for one eternal rule: The Price.

A Walking Study in Demonology

As someone who is writing her own female villain, I would like to suggest a few of the noteworthy “bad girls” that came before her and helped to inspire her – female villains that are authentically scary, violent, and arguably evil.

Welcome to the Bestiary

I have a soft spot for the use of animals as symbolic entities – not as monster bait, nor necessarily as the monster itself, but as a sort of gateway, sometimes a hallucinatory one, between the normal and paranormal world, or between the mundane and the sublime.

Our Horror Heroines, Our Selves

It’s Women in Horror month, and when I think of “women in horror,” I think of one of my go-to answers for why I write horror: because I think there’s a lot more room in horror for the kind of female characters I love… Continue Reading “Our Horror Heroines, Our Selves”

my kind of scream queen

I’ve always thought horror to be one of the more welcoming milieus for women, despite looking like a landscape that’s not welcoming to anyone (and American horror movies unfortunately remain unwelcoming to American minorities).  There’s a lot of room for subversion in horror – even… Continue Reading “my kind of scream queen”

bait and bleed

Inspired by Paul Tremblay’s revised post on his blog, and just in time for Halloween: a list of some of my favorite scary scenes from horror movies.  Not all of my favorite movies made the cut – some, like Paranormal Activity, didn’t leave me with… Continue Reading “bait and bleed”

birds of a feather

Stumbled upon this neat little interview between two of my favorite film-makers, Joel and Ethan Coen, and my favorite writer, Cormac McCarthy.  No idea McCarthy isn’t a fan of magical realism because “it’s hard enough to get people to believe what you’re telling them… Continue Reading “birds of a feather”

backdrifts

Silence of the Lambs “And When She Was Bad” is up at Nossa Morte! This story was inspired by my A Cultural History of Japanese Monsters class and our constant discussions about the archetype of the monster, and the cultural role it plays.  As… Continue Reading “backdrifts”