In the horror and thriller pantheon, women have not always been seen as equal to their male counterparts. This is such a bizarre concept, as women have excelled at capturing terror since the dark ages!
Val Lewton (1904-1951) ‘The Sultan of Shadows’ The Russian-American novelist, film producer and screenwriter was the driving force behind the new, low budget, dedicated horror ‘B’ film unit at RKO in the 1940’s. Lewton produced a string of strange, poetic, arty films like 1942’s Cat People, 1943’s I Walked with a Zombie, The Leopard Man … Continue reading The Forceful Women in Val Lewton’s 1940’s RKO Horror Films – By Alyson Faye
Whenever we drive somewhere as a family, our seating arrangement is always the same: my husband behind the wheel, me next to him, our teenage son occupying the back seat. Usually, we chat, laugh, bicker over the choice of radio station, sing songs together, whinge about the traffic. But if we’re on a long … Continue reading The Horror Of Family By Deb Sheldon
What horror tropes inspire your writing? I love playing with horror tropes, and some of my favourites to muck around with are: Sexual transgressions leading to punishment - this is such a classic, especially from 80s films where we see the pure girl as the one who will survive. Horror is such a moral genre … Continue reading Q&A With Kat Clay!
At three years of age, I had a nightmare that shaped the direction of my professional writing career. Alone, I am outside in the street during what must be a cyclone. I struggle to stay upright. The wind rips at my hair, whips the skirt about my legs. Trees bend sideways. A sudden gust tears … Continue reading Body horror with Deborah Sheldon
Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc is a forced to be reckoned with. Her eerie tales of horror and rapid rise to underground fame has cemented her within the worldwide horror community. After swearing to never write again, the Borders best-selling author of The Two and award-winner A Man of Two Worlds has returned, this time delving … Continue reading Spooky Confessions With Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc (Excerpt From The Body Horror Book)
When the author of the bestselling Arcadian series, Greig Beck, described my most recent book as “cinematic and evocative” I might have done a little happy dance. It was Greig Beck and cinematic is good, right? But what exactly do we mean when we say a story is cinematic? I ask Kathryn Burnett, screenwriter, teacher, … Continue reading Book To Film: What Makes A Story Cinematic? By Lee Murray
Interview for The Body Horror Book Q1. What does body horror mean to you? I believe that people have a latent, subconscious horror of being imprisoned in their own bodies. Depending on your metaphysical philosophy, if you believe that we are all elemental conglomerations of energy and spirit put on this planet to experience earthly … Continue reading Q&A About Body Horror With Kirsten Imani Kasai
Dina Rae has penned 6 books with a 7th on the way. Her themes revolve around conspiracy NWO paranormal, and aliens. The Best Seller is her latest release. When I think of physical torture, I think of spies torturing their enemies or the Mafia torturing people they need information from. As scary as … Continue reading Physical Torture With Dina Rae
By Wendy Howard Evil is not a religious thing. It is a real thing, a part of us as humans in my opinion. In fact, I'm a believer in Carl Jung's scientific and metaphysical perspective on evil. Somewhere along the line, some of us fall off balance in regards to good and evil. Serial murders … Continue reading Beverley Allitt: Serial Murderer and Evil Woman In Pop Culture
Claire L. Fishback Claire L. Fishback lives in Morrison, Colorado with her loving husband, Tim, and their pit bull mix, Belle. Writing has been her passion since age six. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, running, baking, and adding to her bone collection, though she would rather be stretched out on … Continue reading Scary Confessions With Claire L. Fishback & James P. McDonald