• Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    Guest Post: Burning Bright: How Women Poets Conquered Horror Poetry by Jennifer Barnes

    It’s been exciting to watch the discussion around Women in Horror Month expand over the years from why we need it, to how to support women in horror. It is now no longer possible to put out an all-male anthology or magazine without controversy, and we continue to see women horror writers publishing successfully.  One place where the success of women is most obvious to me is in horror poetry. As managing editor for Raw Dog Screaming press I have seen first-hand a sharply increased interest in horror poetry and it’s the female poets who are leading the charge. If you tally the winners of the Bram Stoker award for…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Women In Horror Month

    Horror Directors for WIHM

    It’s February and cold outside! But let’s ignore the snow and snuggle up with books and films to celebrate Women in Horror Month. There are so many amazing voices to seek out: writers, actors, directors, reviewers—OH MY! Thinking about horror films, people tend to gravitate toward the classics: Psycho, Halloween, Scream, Jaws, The Exorcist . . . it tends to be a fairly male-dominated list of directors. But it is not the case that women aren’t creating horror. The ladies are deep in the trenches of the terrifying and they are bringing us some incredibly scary and brilliant films. Here are a few female directors who are making waves in…

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    Women In Horror Month

    It is Women in Horror Month!!!

    February is one of our favorite months. It is still cold and the days are short. But our favorite reason is that it is Women in Horror month!! It is a month to celebrate women who are making amazing horror content. This includes movies, TV shows, books, and art. The LOHF has a lot of content planned for the month from AMAZING women authors and articles written to highlight the achievements that women have contributed to the horror community. Never heard of Women in Horror Month (WIHM) keep reading! What is WIHM? Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative focused on encouraging supporters to learn about and showcase…

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    WiHM/February Photo Challenge

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to host another photo challenge next month in celebration of Women in Horror Month. Share your photos across social media using the hashtag #ladiesofhorrorfiction. We hope you can join in! We can’t wait to see what #ladiesofhorrorfiction books you’re going to share. Please let us know if you have any questions about these prompts: February:1: WIHM TBR2: Possession3: Red or Pink4: Book you’ve been meaning to read forever5: Ritual6: Horror adjacent7: Monsters8: Cruel9: LGBTQIA+ author or characters10: Vanish11: Current read12: Revenge13: Ghosts14: Cover love15: Dark16: Obsession17: Book and drink18: POC authors or characters19: Devour20: LOHF book adapted for TV or movie21: Vintage22:…

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    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They might have been there all along.  And if…

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    8 Days of Halloween: Bloody

    There are some days that you want some blood with your horror. These next amazing set of authors will give you that and a whole lot more. Afterage – Yvonne Navarro Skin – Kathe Koja Dear Laura – Gemma Amor Gardens of Babylon – Sara Brooke Theme Music – T. Marie Vandelly When I Arrived at the Castle – Emily Carroll The Eighth – Stephanie Wytovich Cats like Cream – Renee Miller Without Condition – Sonora Taylor The Sadist’s Bible – Nichole Cushing Sadie the Sadist – Zané Sachs The Bride Wore Brains – Emily Wesley Stringer Teeth – Kelli Owen Stranded – Renee Miller Zombieville – C.V. Hunt Twin…

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    Horror Movie Maven

    Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon

    This is the month, y’all, we made it to October, where it’s Halloween every day, and no one can persuade me otherwise. One of the best parts of Halloween month is that everyone else condones the dark and weird stuff you like year round, which includes good old fashioned horror movies! So, if you don’t already have big party plans for the big day, why not plan a creepy, cozy movie marathon? If you’re staying home, you know you’re not going to be able to stray far from the living room as the parade of ghouls lines up at your door for candy, so I’ve got some great picks for…

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    Guest Post:Zombie Bait & Screaming Bimbos: Diversity in Horror By Ann Dávila Cardinal

    Zombie Bait & Screaming Bimbos: Diversity in Horror by Ann Dávila Cardinal Sadly, the concept of diversity in horror is more of a fantasy than a reality. Don’t get me wrong, we have made SO much progress in the last few years. Leaps and bounds, but when I looked back at the continuum of horror literature and films over my fifty-six years of being a fan, I realize just how limited the scope was. From the start horror has been a male-dominated field. Yes, you can point to Mary Shelley, Anne Rice, and Kathryn Bigelow, but the VAST majority of work has been published and produced by men. Specifically, young…

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

    Women in Translation Horror Edition: Mexico

    August was Women in Translation month, after finding so many amazing women writing horror in other countries we wanted to keep it going. We decided to focus on regions and countries. This month we decided to start with Mexico and Cuba. We have included both works with translated and untranslated works. As much as possibly we have tried to look at the difference in the horror that is being published in country compared to American horror. It was the differences that are really interesting Mexico The horror coming out of Mexico harks back to a very strong oral tradition; where ancient folklore is mixed with religion. What I found interesting…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
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    LOHF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Chicana Horror by V. Castro

    Chicana Horror By V. Castro When I sit down to write, my first instinct is to scoop out my heart and guts for everyone to see because I want people to know I bleed red even though my skin might be brown. You might scoff and say you already know this; however, my blood is also tainted. It is the product of cultures colliding in massacre and heart break. My heart is tainted because some of my experiences in life are tied to the color of my skin and gender, I’m a Latina, and unless you have experienced this, you will never know.  When I sit down to write I…