Monthly Archives: February 2019

#WIHMX Day 21 – Susan Hill

Today I’m choosing author Susan Hill who has given us a collection atmospheric, gothic ghost stories such as The Woman in Black and The Mist in the Mirror. Hill’s ghost stories are the perfect accompaniment for autumn and winter nights

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#WIHMX Day 20 – The Craft

Today I’m choosing the film The Craft. Released in 1996, it came out at a time in my teens when I was at the beginning of my goth phase and knew what it felt like to be a bit of

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#WIHMX Day 19 – Mary Shelley

Today I’m choosing author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley who gave us Frankenstein. Shelley, an English writer who was born in 1797, came up with the idea for Frankenstein while holidaying in Lake Geneva with her husband Percy Shelley, her step-sister Claire

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#WIHMX Day 18 – Lindsey Kustusch

Today I’m choosing artist Lindsey Kustusch. Okay, so she doesn’t exactly promote herself within the field of horror, but I’m taking the liberty of using her in my WIHM line-up anyway. Her corvid paintings are absolutely stunning and they speak

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#WIHMX Day 17 – Xenomorph

Today I’m choosing the queen alien from Aliens and Alien 3: a perfect follow on from yesterday’s choice. I’ve thought long and hard and this is one of the best female ‘monsters’ in horror that I can think of. And

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#WIHMX Day 16 – Sigourney Weaver

Today I’m choosing actress Sigourney Weaver who gave us Ellen Ripley in Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 & Alien Resurrection. As well as having brains, she had courage, strength and ability – and she kicked the absolute shit out of those

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#WIHMX Day 15 – Sarah Waters

Today I’m choosing author Sarah Waters, the writer of The Little Stranger. I’d been meaning to read it for years and finally got round to it last year. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Little Stranger is subtly creepy, subjective in

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#WIHMX Day 14 – Kathy Bates

Today I’m choosing actor Kathy Bates who gave us a terrifying screen version of Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery, as well as a whole load of wonderful characters in American Horror Story. I cockadoodie love Kathy Bates. Ha!

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#WIHMX Day 13 – Katherine Clements

Today I’m choosing author Katherine Clements. I recently read her ghost story The Coffin Path and absolutely loved it. It’s set in Yorkshire in a dark and moody landscape with characters who are equally dark and moody. The protagonist, Mercy,

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#WIHMX Day 12 – The Descent

Today I’m choosing the film The Descent. Directed by Neil Marshall (who also gave us Dog Soldiers), this one has an all-female cast of strong and (mostly) likeable characters. It follows a bunch of six women who go caving in

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