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Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

I’m walking in the woods. There’s no one around, and it’s 2005 so I don’t have a cellphone. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot him – Edgar Allan Poe. To his left a raven flaps its wings and quoths its lore of some sad sorrow nevermore. To his right, the ghost of Annabel Lee floats eerily far from her graveside by the sea. This horror drew me in with a sort of inevitable curiosity to look at…

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International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

Before I was aware of International Women’s Day and the women’s rights movement, the 8th of March meant only one thing to me. My gran’s birthday. Grandma Montse was the matriarch of our family and the reason I became a horror writer. She never learnt to read nor write but was a gifted storyteller that spooked young and old with creepy stories passed down through generations. Given the opportunity, I believe she’d have been a reader and a writer. Grandma…

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Guest Article from Jillian Maria

Guest Article from Jillian Maria

They say “write what you know,” and I do. Most of the time, it’s on purpose — I’ll draw on my own mannerisms and reactions to make characters believable, or I’ll pull on tropes that I like and subvert the ones that I don’t. But sometimes, I write what I know without even realizing that I’m doing it. My main project, with the working title of Songbird, just finished its second draft recently. In it, a girl named Elizabeth is…

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Dear Horror Fans – A Love Letter by Danica Deering

Dear Horror Fans – A Love Letter by Danica Deering

Dear Horror Fans: A Love Letter   Spoiler alert: this letter is going to be an internal struggle. A horror fan mustn’t ever reveal their soft side!  I am chomping at the bit to rattle off a string of obscenities on this page. I don’t know if I can censor myself. I will try. I might fail. So… we’re highlighting women in horror this week. I suppose I can now consider myself a “woman in horror”, perhaps through my treasured…

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Humble Beginnings: An Aspiring Author on Writing Horror By Kira Butler

Humble Beginnings: An Aspiring Author on Writing Horror By Kira Butler

  My mother always wanted me to like nice things. Barbies, for example (which I did, until I stumbled into adolescence and realized that I could string together Barbie’s severed heads and wear them as a necklace; much like the destroyer-goddess Kali Ma — the knots in the synthetic hair binding together each smiling face.)   When I was a kid I wore pink frilly dresses and white patent leather shoes, and ate my grandmother’s cookies with milk. I was…

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Horror Filmmaking – By Danielle Deering

The DOs and DON’Ts of Horror Filmmaking – By Danielle Deering

As a loyal, long-time horror movie enthusiast, I felt that I possessed the appropriate authority to submit these demands to todays (and tomorrow’s) horror movie makers. Now before you read any further, let me first acknowledge the mavericks out there like Ti West, James Wan, Leigh Whannell and the folks at Night Walker cinema who are already doing REAL justice to the genre and whipping us fans up into a horrifying frenzy.              It’s sincerely appreciated. Nonetheless, I do feel that…

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From Horror Beginnings by Jack Kain

From Horror Beginnings by Jack Kain

  My entrance into the world of Horror films officially began with a child and a dream. The dream was about a man with a burnt face and knives for fingers who stalked his victims in their sleep. The child was named Tina and it was her death scene that ushered me into a world filled with nightmare killers; machete wielding dead campers, a family of cannibals and a homicidal man-child in a white mask. In all honesty, I do…

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Making of a Horror Fan – Danica Deering

Making of a Horror Fan – Danica Deering

Lions, Tigers and Bears (oh my), Things that go bump in the night, the Monster under the bed… I’ve often wondered: what is it about me that CRAVES horror, and relishes the opportunity to get scared out of my mind? Is there a “profile” of a horror movie fan? And what is it that truly SCARES you? Do you sometimes enjoy your horror seasoned with a sprinkling of humor or a full-blown camp-fest? My horror “seasoning” began at a young…

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