Bookshelf Alert! Alyse Wax and Rebekah McKendry Ph.D. Release CREEPY BITCHES: ESSAYS ON HORROR FROM WOMEN IN HORROR

Alyse Wax and Rebekah McKendry Ph.D. bring us a collection of essays written by some of the hardest hitting women in the genre.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · July 7, 2021, 11:43 AM PDT
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Who doesn't love a creepy bitch?

Some of the greatest minds in horror film theory have come together to discuss their love for the genre - and they’re all women. Creepy Bitches is a collection of essays on horror from women in the genre, edited by Alyse Wax and Rebekah McKendry, PhD. The list of contributors is equally impressive, featuring longtime FANGORIA contributors (including our very own Meredith Borders) and a slew of writers and artists of whom we're huge fans.

The scope of Creepy Bitches covers all areas of the horror genre, film industry, and fandom – from the Cronenbergian experience of giving birth to how The X-Files plays in the #MeToo moment; from growing up at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion to growing up in a video store. The book explores gender roles in The Creature From the Black Lagoon trilogy and Mexican horror cinema, as well as the bisexual energy of I Know What You Did Last Summer. It covers the therapeutic benefits of watching horror and how to love home invasion movies again after experiencing real-life trauma.

The book is now available on Amazon in both hardcover and paperback options.

Check out the full list of contributors below:

Rhianne Paz Bergado, Meredith Borders, Kaydee Cage, BJ Colangelo, Zena Dixon, Paula Haifley, Heather Hendershot, Heidi Honeycutt, Sandy King, Shannon McGrew, Carly Lane-Perry, Sonia Lupher, Erin Maxwell, Stacie Ponder, Debbie Rochon, Amy Searles, Chelsea Stardust, Sarah Stubbs and Jenn Wexler.