• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    September 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The lives of three women weave together across centuries in the dazzling new book from the Granta Best of Young British Novelist and author of All the Birds, Singing Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Haunted Women, Haunted Houses by Jo Kaplan

    The first haunted house story that truly unsettled me was Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It’s also the story I keep coming back to, again and again, to better understand haunted house stories as a peculiarly feminine type of horror. I’m sure you know the story: a young mother being treated for hysteria is confined to a hideous old nursery with hypnotic yellow wallpaper, and as her mind unravels she begins to see a woman lurking behind that wallpaper. The duality between freedom and confinement, between monstrousness and the expectation of passivity, between madness and trauma—there’s so much to unravel in this story which makes it the perfect example…

  • Braid #LOHFMovieNights
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    #LOHFMovieNights: Braid

    Every Friday night in September, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are kicking off the #LOHFMovieNights with Braid (2018) Directed by Mitzi Peirone on Amazon Prime. Everyone plays. Nobody leaves. Two drug dealers on the lam seek refuge inside their mentally unstable friend’s mansion. But in order to stay, they have to participate in her elaborate, and increasingly dangerous, game of permanent make-believe. Visit us on @lohfiction Twitter 15 minutes before the movie to get the link or DM @ladiesofhorrorfiction on Instagram. Please note you must have an account on Prime to join in. For more information on using Amazon Prime Watch Party, visit…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    August 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed last month’s new releases, our horror adjacent recommendations, or any of the amazing books we read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements August 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Into the Forest and All the Way Through……by Cynthia PelayoWe are very pleased to announce the release of Into the Forest and All the Way Through by Cynthia Pelayo. Reviews What We’re Reading #59 What We’re Reading #60 What We’re Reading #61 What We’re Reading #62 Special Topics Horror Adjacent Reads…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Instagram Challenge,  LOHFMovieNights,  LOHFReadalong,  LOHFReadathon

    LOHF Two-Year Anniversary Celebration!

    Today the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is kicking off our two-year anniversary celebration! We hope you will join us in celebrating throughout the month of September. The details of our readalong, readathon, photo challenge, and movie nights can be found below! Group Read #LOHFReadalong Our September group read is Bunny by Mona Awad. The readalong discussion will take place in our Ladies of Horror Fiction group on Goodreads: September 2020 Readalong: Bunny by Mona Awad The readalong will begin on September 1 and discussions will take place throughout the month of September (and beyond for anyone who wants to keep the discussion going!) You can join in any time…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight August 2020

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in August as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases The Companion by Katie Alender The other orphans say Margot is lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate. But it wasn’t luck that made the Suttons rescue Margot from her bleak…