WiHM Spotlight: Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

WiHM Spotlight: Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

My Spotify harpsichord music playlist was a constant companion while reading through Gaskell’s Gothic Tales. It was eerily appropriate. If you enjoy setting your books to music, I can’t recommend anything better than the London Harpsichord Ensemble. Sometimes short stories can have the same, if not better, effect with the Gothic themed stories—looming houses or manors, fantastic villains, romance, yet with fewer pages to convey […]

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Mai Nakanishi Talks Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo!

Mai Nakanishi Talks Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo!

After attending the Viscera Film Festival (RIP) in 2012,  Mai Nakanishi felt deeply moved by the experience. This post-show excitement lead to a sense of empowerment, hope, and action. The following year, Nakanishi decided to submit her short zombie film, which she co-wrote and produced, No Place Like Home. The film went on to win the award for Best Cinematography. A few years later,  Mai continued on her mission and successfully launched The Scream […]

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WiHM Spotlight: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

WiHM Spotlight: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, may be one of the first names that springs to mind regarding women writing horror. The origin story of her novel has been covered by many sources, including the selected edition of the novel I will mention shortly. Mary, her stepsister Clair Claremont, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and his physician Dr. John Polidori, vacationed at the Villa Diodati by […]

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