Creepy Bitches: Essays on Horror from Women in Horror

Now if that title doesn’t tell you exactly what this book is about …

While we haven’t read this one (yet), I know we will be adding it to our library. One of the most important things one can do as a fan of this genre is listen to other voices. Not everyone thinks the same way you do so even if someone has a difference of opinion, you still should listen to them. Might not change your own feelings but maybe it will open your eyes a bit so at least you can see and understand another point of view. Women in horror is one voice that has been struggling to be heard for years, namely because most won’t listen. So let’s fix that. One step would to simply buy this book and read some essays on the genre by female writers, from the film industry, fandom, growing up in a video store even more in depth like exploring the gender roles in The Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy. It also covers the “therapeutic benefits of watching horror” that I know a lot of us have been preaching for years!

But this book will let you hear a perspective that maybe you’re not familiar with. Or if you are, you still get to hear someone speak on the genre they love. So no matter your race, sex, gender, or anything else, when you’re a fan of the horror genre, we really are the same. Lets start remembering that and listening.

One of those ways would be to purchase this book! Published by BearManor Media, and edited by Alyse Wax and Rebekah McKendry PhD, it is 204 pages of horror movie theory and fun! There is a hardcover version (only available through BearManor Media) which is $35 and the softcover edition for $25.

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