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    LOHFMovieNights

    #LOHFMovieNights: Nocturne

    Every Friday night in October, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with Nocturne (2020) Directed by Zu Quirke Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. The great reach their potential. The mad surpass it. An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians. 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 Amazon’s Watch Party page. We…

  • Horror Movie Maven
    Horror Movie Maven,  Movie Maven

    Celebration of Fantastic Fest 2020

    Although 2020 has been a complete mess, a few good things have come out of it, and one of those good things is film festivals moving online. This year was supposed to be my first in-person film festival (Houston Horror Film Fest), but instead ended up attending my first online film festival – Celebration of Fantastic Fest, which is usually Fantastic Fest held in Austin. The event was free, and there were a lot of good movie offerings. I’m going to let you know about the three movies I watched that were directed by women so you can keep an eye out on these when they hopefully come to VOD…

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

    What We’re Reading #68

    We have several new recent reads to share with you today! Are you ready for a creepy ghost story, a ghostly thriller and a Halloween collection? Of course you are! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Seeing Things by Sonora Taylor Abby Gillman has discovered that with growing up, there comes a lot of blood. But nothing prepares her for the trail of blood she sees in the hallway after class – or the ghost she finds crammed inside an abandoned locker. No one believes Abby, of course. She’s only seeing things. As much…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent: Latinx Reads

    Welcome to our horror adjacent curation station! What is horror adjacent, you ask? Well, I go into more detail about that here, but in all honesty, it’s different for everyone. Because what scares you is subjective—and that’s what makes horror such a diverse and fascinating genre to begin with! Horror-adjacent reads might not blow your pants off with the scare factor, but they are still interested in dark themes, difficult ideas, real-world issues, and pushing the envelope of what speculative fiction can be. For this post, I’ve collected horror-adjacent reads by Latinx authors to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month (9/15–10/15). From a feminist story collection to coming-of-age tales to novels tackling…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Art of Business for Women Writers by Mary SanGiovanni

    When I was a little girl, I told myself stories.  I hand-wrote pages of scenes between characters, and when I learned to type, I wrote my first story – a mystery about a crime-solving cat modelled after Humphrey Bogart.  I was a voracious reader of speculative fiction.   It wasn’t until high school that it finally clicked with me that the books I read were written by people who did that for a living.  When the understanding fully set in, I knew I wanted to be a fiction writer when I grew up.  I was lucky; my family, teachers, and friends were supportive and encouraging, and I wanted to be…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    October 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! Abjectification: Stories & Truths by C. Kubasta Abjectification mines our most intimate moments to flesh out the horrors of human interaction. In the isolated system of these stories, the past is animate and tangible, located in the body, fantasy & nightmare intertwined. Like matter, what we’ve loved isn’t destroyed, it merely…

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    LOHFMovieNights

    #LOHFMovieNights: The Lie

    Every Friday night in October, we are watching horror movies directed by women. Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with The Lie (2018) Directed by Veena Sud on Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. It was an accident. A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl’s best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences. 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…

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

    What We’re Reading #67

    We have several new recent reads to share with you today. We have a fun-filled slasher, a timeless reprint of a ’70s novel, and a gorgeous gothic suspense novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess The summer of 1989 brought terror to the town of Shadows Creek, Florida in the form of a massacre at the local carnival, Cirque Berserk. One fateful night, a group of teens killed a dozen people then disappeared into thin air. No one knows why they did it, where they went, or even how…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: How do you fight a vampire in Australia? by Madeleine D’este

    Old folklore, Hollywood clichés and Antipodean twists After more than 120 years of Stoker’s Dracula, perhaps it’s time to revisit and reinvent the vampire, by mixing the old ways with the new.  When I was first struck by the idea to write about vampires for my new novella Bloodwood, I knew I didn’t want to write Hollywood-style vampires. I wanted to bring the old European vampires back, but with a twist. As a folklore nerd, I knew that the old tales about vampires were very different to Stoker’s Count. The stories from Russia and Eastern Europe tell of unrepentant sinners with skin ruddy with blood returning to haunt their families.…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    September 2020: Monthly Recap

    Thank you so much to the entire community for helping us celebrate our anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you again 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. And thanks also go out to Nico Bell for taking part in our interview; Jo Kaplan, Lana Popovic, Ellen Avigliano, and Jennifer Anne Gordon for allowing us to host your amazing guest posts; and Gabrielle S. Awe for showing us your shelves this month! September was such a wonderful anniversary month, and we are so grateful to you all. If…