Monthly Archives: February 2019

#WIHMX Day 8 – Anne Rice

Today I’m choosing author Anne Rice, the very lady who brought to us Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat – as well as many more! I went through a phase of totally devouring her vampire fiction in my

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#WIHMX Day 7 – Morticia Addams

Today I’m choosing character Morticia Addams, as portrayed by Anjelica Houston. She was extremely statuesque and admirable – especially to a young goth at the time! Morticia was a modern woman and feminist, therefore a great role model. She understood

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#WIHMX Day 6 – Sarah Lotz

Today I’m choosing author Sarah Lotz. Her novel The White Road was one of my favourite reads last year. It’s about an adrenalin junkie who goes caving, has a near-death experience, then decides to climb Mount Everest. Lotz really captures

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#WIHMX Day 5 – Debra Hill

Today I’m choosing film producer and screenwriter Debra Hill who co-wrote the script for Halloween and The Fog with John Carpenter. She also produced the film Clue which, although not strictly horror, was a favourite of mine as a kid –

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#WIHMX Day 4 – Michelle Paver

Today I’m choosing author Michelle Paver. Her novels Dark Matter and Thin Air are two of my favourite books. Dark Matter is about an Arctic expedition and Thin Air is about an expedition to Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas. Both of

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#WIHMX Day 3 – Jennifer Kent

Today I’m choosing Jennifer Kent, the Australian actress, writer and director, whose first directorial offering was The Babadook. I was hugely impressed with The Babadook and it remains one of my favourite horror films of recent years. The way it

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#WIHMX Day 2 – Jessica Lange

Today I’m choosing Jessica Lange, simply because I adore her roles in American Horror Story – of which I’m a huge fan. Lange is the show’s matriarchal badass; she’s feisty and gorgeous and manages to portray her villainous characters so

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#WIHMX Day 1 – Shirley Jackson

February at last! Not only is it Women In Horror Month, it’s the 10th anniversary! #WIHMX So I’m going to take the opportunity to highlight some of the many women in horror (writers, characters, actors, artists etc.) who’ve inspired me

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