Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado:
- Bloody Disgusting recommend ten horror films directed by women that you may not have seen
- Writer and editor Tabatha Wood writes a love letter to Alien’s Ellen Ripley on The Gingernuts of Horror
- Author Jessica Guess writes a guest post for The Ladies of Horror Fiction on what February means to her
- Author Andy Davidson writes for Crime Reads on the themes of love and loss in Swamp Thing
- Author, poet and editor Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi writes for Dead Head Reviews on what it is that women writers bring to the horror-writing table
As they head into the final week of their Women in Horror Month coverage, Bloody Disgusting feature this run down of female-directed horror movies that you may have missed, written by the incredibly knowledgeable Meagan Navarro.
Writer and editor Tabatha Wood writes a love letter to Alien‘s Ellen Ripley on The Gingernuts of Horror
Writing as part of The Gingernuts of Horror’s WiHM season, Tabatha Wood (Dark Winds Over Wellington) writes on her fascination with Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, made famous by the Alien series of movies.
Author Jessica Guess writes a guest post for The Ladies of Horror Fiction on what February means to her
February is not only Women in Horror Month, but also Black History Month. As a black woman, long time horror fan and now a creative working in the genre, Jessica Guess (Cirque Berserk) is in an excellent position to reflect on what this month is all about, and indeed how things are changing.
Andy Davidson, whose own swamp based tome, The Boatman’s Daughter, has recently been released, writes for Crime Reads on how the twin themes of love and loss have been explored in the many guises of the DC Comics character Swamp Thing over the years.
Author, poet and editor Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi writes for Dead Head Reviews on what it is that women writers bring to the horror-writing table
Someone who works tirelessly promoting horror creatives of all genders and other backgrounds, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi is someone who has seen pushback against women working in horror. In this article, she drills down into why horror is such a natural place for women and why they are so well-placed to deliver horror content.
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