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!

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Friday the 13th: The Series Book

Friday-the-13th-cover-500x500TV Horror fans of the 80s can remember when this series appeared and being surprised that it wasn’t about the famous franchise that the title was from. But it didn’t take long for Friday the 13th: The Series to draw a following. Sure, the episodes were hit and miss, but overall, the series was entertaining. And now, thanks to author Alyse Wax and BearManor Media, you can learn all about this series and the people behind it in the new book Curious Goods – Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series.

In this book, that is just over 400 pages, covers the complete run, going through each of the 72 episodes. Wax has interviewed more than 60 people involved with the series, such as directors, actors, writers, producers, and more. The book also contains close to 50 behind the scenes photos from the cast and crew that have never been published before…until now.

Expect to hear some great stories from people like the creator Frank Mancuso, actors Louise Robey, John LeMay, and Steve Monarque, production people like Jim Henshaw, Marc Scott Zicree, Tim Bond, Armand Mastroianni, Tom McLoughlin, and more. The book comes in both hardcover ($36.95) and softcover ($26.95) formats.

If you are a fan of this series, then you have already probably ordered your copy of this book before even reading this. Unless of course, you hadn’t heard about it. But then…now you have. So place your order now! You can get all the info from BearManor’s site by clicking HERE.