• The Invitation
    LOHFMovieNights

    #LOHFMovieNights: The Invitation

    Every Friday night in September, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with The Invitation (2015) Directed by Karyn Kusama on Netflix Party. There is nothing to be afraid of. Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is up to something. Visit us on @lohfiction Twitter 15 minutes before the movie to get the link or DM @ladiesofhorrorfiction on Instagram. Please note…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #66

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads to add some dark joy to your week! Today we have reviews of a horror play, a graphic novel collection and a collection of short horror stories. There’s a little something for everyone! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Unboxed by Briana Morgan Greg Zipper is a paranormal vlogger whose livelihood relies on his online popularity. When a fight between him and his girlfriend goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Greg purchases a dark web mystery box in…

  • Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations

    Shelf Edition: Gabrielle S. Awe

    For this month’s Shelf Edition, we’re checking out the shelves of Gabrielle S. Awe! Gabrielle is the writer and narrator of the popular podcast Stories in the Dark. She has previously published a collection of stories from the podcast titled “Stories in the Dark: The Horror.” She lives in Texas with her husband, nephew, two cats, and a house full of books and Funko Pops, where she alternates between writing dark fiction and YA Fantasy – because it is a writer’s job to both show the world its own darkness and also to give it hope. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?  Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas was…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: How To Survive A Horror Movie

    We have a special guest post today from horror reviewer Ellen Avigliano! You may have seen Ellen around Twitter and Instagram promoting horror for Dead Head Reviews and spreading joy, Supernatural gifs and book love like nobody’s business! Take it away, Ellen. The Unbreakable Power and Unity of Sisterhood We don’t have much time. All eyes are on me. THUNK, THUNK, THUNK. His footfalls are heavy against the tiled floor. Standard issue military combat boots, clomping along in a muted bass tone, echoing and bouncing through the narrow corridor. Between the steel-toed structure of his footwear and immense physical stature, there was no way he was going to tread quietly,…

  • Always Shine Movie Night
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    #LOHFMovieNights: Always Shine

    Every Friday night in September, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with Always Shine (2016) Directed by Sophia Takal on Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. Please note: we were originally planning to watch The Slumber Party Massacre tonight, but it has been removed from Amazon Watch Party. On a trip to Big Sur, two friends, both actresses, try to reconnect with one another. Once alone, the women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. Visit us on…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  YA and MG Horror

    Guest Post: Countess Bathory the Early Years by Lana Popovic

    When I started writing YA speculative fiction, my one rule for myself was to stay firmly rooted in the present. While I’ve always enjoyed historical fantasy to the hilt—Mists of Avalon and Jacqueline Carey’s Renaissance-inspired Kushiel’s Legacy series both hold uncontested places in my heart, and I’m still totally ready to swoon over rereads of Outlander—contemporary fantasy just seemed to offer up that sweet spot for my own writing. A modern world, blessedly without the need for too much research, but with a liminal sense of existing within the seams between the mundane and the magical? Pretty much perfect. I’ll play in that sandbox all day, I thought, and never…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #65

    It’s Wednesday! That means we here at Ladies of Horror Fiction have a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads for you! Today we’ve included Betty by Tiffany McDaniel which some may consider “horror adjacent”. If you love having your heart crushed you do not want to miss Betty or Crossroads (for that matter). Rounding things out is some cannibal fun because we all need some of that! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Betty by Tiffany McDaniel A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a…

  • LOHF Writers Grant
    LOHF Writers Grant

    2020 LOHF Writers Grant Recipients

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is honored to announce the recipients of the 2nd annual LOHF Writers Grant: Nico BellHolley CornettoTracy CrossMadison EstesRebecca FraserAnastasia GarciaEleanor MerryPremee MohamedChristina PersaudAugie Peterson Many thanks go out to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Andrew Cull, Cemetary Gates Media, Sonora Taylor, S.H. Cooper, Ben Walker, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. We are so privileged to be teamed up with each of you!

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
    Women in Translation

    Horror Adjacent Reads in Translation

    I’m baaaaack to preach about the joys of horror adjacent reads again!! If you’re sitting there all, “what is she going on about with this made-up terminology?” you can check out this post that explains a bit more of what horror adjacent means (to me, at least. What does it mean to you?). Another facet of any type of fiction that I love to explore is translated books. It is especially intriguing in the horror genre because you get to see what other cultures are afraid of. I’ve long felt that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its fiction, but if you know what…

  • High Life Movie
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    #LOHFMovieNights: High Life

    Every Friday night in September, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our second #LOHFMovieNights with High Life (2018) Directed by Claire Denis on Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. Please note: we were originally planning to watch Into the Dark: Culture Shock tonight, but we have learned that Hulu Watch Party only allows 8 people to watch at a time. In order to make sure everyone is included, we will now be watching High Life (2018) on Prime Video. Oblivion Awaits. Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the…