• Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
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    November 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! Boneset & Feathers by Gwendolyn Kiste You don’t know their fire is coming until it’s too late. That’s exactly the way the witchfinders like it. As an isolated enchantress, Odette knows this too well–she lost nearly her whole family to the last round of executions, barely escaping with her own life.…

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    October 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team kicked off our month of “Horror Adjacent” by celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. We spent our Friday nights celebrating horror movies directed by women (as well as the new adaptation of Rebecca). Emily also shared her experience of attending Fantastic Fest 2020 online. A big thank you to Madeleine D’este, Mary SanGiovanni, and Jennifer Anne Gordon for their guest posts! If you missed these posts, the October new releases, or any of our review round ups in October, you can find them below! News and Announcements October 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are…

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    #LOHFMovieNights: The Blackcoat’s Daughter

    On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, we will be hosting watch parties of horror movies starring and/or directed by women! Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). Abandoned as a child. Raised by the dark. In the dead of winter, Kat and Rose, two very different girls, find themselves spending winter break at their prestigious prep school. What they don’t know is that Kat is being stalked by an evil entity, and their lives are about to change forever. Meanwhile, Joan, a young, troubled woman, makes her way across a frozen landscape towards the…

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    Guest Post: Dysfunctional Families in Horror Fiction by Nico Bell

    We’re thrilled to have Nico Bell join us today to share her picks featuring dysfunctional families in horror fiction! The holiday season is around the corner, and that means families will be gathering to celebrate and reconnect. For some, this is a joyous occasion, met with anticipation and delight. For others, this is a time filled with dread, anxiety, and a whole lot of Zantax. But before you write off your family as dysfunctional, take a look at these twisted relationships, and remember—it could always be worse. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage If you haven’t read Baby Teeth, now is the time! For fans of We Need to Talk About…

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    Guest Post: The Authors to Blame if You Find Yourself Having Sex in a Cemetery by Jennifer Anne Gordon

    Now, I think it’s safe to say that there are many types of people in the world, today I am going to be writing about one very specific type of person. The “Taphophile”, a word that stems from the Greek, meaning “to love graves”. PLEASE do not get this confused with “Necrophile” (being attracted to dead things) …these are two different types of fetishes. Now, I guess my love affair with cemeteries started when I was young, you see, if I snuck out my back yard and walked just a few hundred blocks though my neighbor’s yard and past her very boisterous and barking Golden Retriever, Sandy, I was transported…

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    #LOHFMovieNights: A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

    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 A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) Directed by Rachel Talalay on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween. 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 Netflix to join in. For more information on using Teleparty, visit the Teleparty site. We hope to…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
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    Horror Adjacent: Apocalypse Fiction

    I know we’re all living through a semi-apocalyptic event right now, but they do say fight fire with fire. So, reading books about the apocalypse or post-apocalypse could be just the ticket. Seeing how the worst did happen in these books and how people (mostly) made it out the other side makes me feel better and perhaps a bit more prepared—at least emotionally if not with a stockpile of toilet paper. The apocalypse is definitely territory (terrortory?) well-populated by horror novels, but there is also a softer side to the apocalypse. These horror-adjacent apocalypse reads are less interested in zombies eating brains and more interested in ruminating on the nature…

  • What We've Been Reading
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    What We’re Reading #70

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature two graphic novels and a dark poetry collection that we think you will love. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Night Silver River Run Red by Christine Morgan Some things, according to Cody McCall, are worth risking a whipping. Such as, sneaking out with your friends after dark for a peek at the traveling show setting up just outside of town. Oddities, the signs promise. Marvels. Grotesqueries. Exotic attractions and mysterious magics. Not as if they’d be allowed to attend otherwise,…

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    #LOHFMovieNights: Rebecca

    Tonight at 8 PM EST we are hosting our next #LOHFMovieNights with Rebecca (2020) on Netflix Party. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca was the first book we selected for our readalongs, and we are excited to now watch the latest adaptation with you! After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can’t escape the haunting shadow of his late wife. 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 Netflix to join in. For more information on using Netflix Party, visit the Netflix Party…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
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    Horror Adjacent: Spooky Nonfiction

    Another type of read I like to consider horror adjacent are nonfiction books that incorporate some aspect of the spooky, macabre, occult, weird—whatever floats your creepy red balloon. Everything from taxidermy to true crime fits under this label, and if we’re being honest, who isn’t interested to learn more about severed heads? Here are some horror adjacent nonfiction reads to spook up your Halloween TBR! Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton What celebration of All Hallows Eve would be complete without learning about the history behind this mysterious event? From the Halloween queen herself, Trick or Treat takes you on a journey from the ancient origins…