Posts Tagged ‘women in horror week’

Women in Horror Week: A Guest Post from Indie Horror Renaissance Woman, Amy Lynn Best

Women in Horror Week: A Guest Post from Indie Horror Renaissance Woman, Amy Lynn Best

Amy Lynn Best tells us why she’s still at it after all these bloody years…




Top Ten Women In Horror (Video Games)

Top Ten Women In Horror (Video Games)

There’s no where easier to find strong female protagonists in the horror genre than in survival horror video games. Their presence is plentiful and their roles important. For our “Women In Horror Week,” The Blood Sprayer salutes these gems (in no particular order, mind you) with our “Top Ten Women of Horror Video Games!”




It’ll End in Tears: A Conversation with “Graphic Sexual Horror” Director, Barbara Bell

It’ll End in Tears: A Conversation with “Graphic Sexual Horror” Director, Barbara Bell

There is a safeword…but will you use it?




Women in Horror – A Tribute to Shirley Jackson

Women in Horror – A Tribute to Shirley Jackson

Tweet Horror fiction tends to be dominated by male authors. In fact when I was first told about Women in Horror Week, I nearly panicked because almost none of the names on the books on my shelves were written by women. When you think of female horror authors, the biggest name to come to mind […]




Queens of Mean: The Exploitation Godesses to Whom I Pray

Queens of Mean: The Exploitation Godesses to Whom I Pray

Exploitation! Blaxploitation! Porn! Child Murderesses! All in a day’s obsession for me…




High Tension’s “Marie”:An Example of Changing Gender Roles in the Modern Horror Film, a guest post by Jenny Spencer

High Tension’s “Marie”:An Example of Changing Gender Roles in the Modern Horror Film, a guest post by Jenny Spencer

Tweet I love, love, love guest posts. It gives our readers a chance to find talented writers who don’t write for us on a regular basis but who have voices that should most definitely be heard! Our next guest post comes from Jenny Spencer who spends her free time writing reviews for Italian Film Review. […]




Hear Me Roar: Ten Female Horror Film Characters Who Have Made Me the “Woman” I Am Today

Hear Me Roar: Ten Female Horror Film Characters Who Have Made Me the “Woman” I Am Today

What do I love in a good ol’ horror film besides the blood, exploding heads, and infected creatures ?




I Wish I Could Still Stay UP ALL NIGHT: Rhonda Shear Remembered

I Wish I Could Still Stay UP ALL NIGHT: Rhonda Shear Remembered

The OTHER Hostess with the Mostess.




Debra Hill: A Women In Horror Week Guest Post by Rob Dimension

Debra Hill: A Women In Horror Week Guest Post by Rob Dimension

Tweet When we started mulling around the idea of a WIH week here at The Blood Sprayer, I knew I wanted to have some guest posters. I wanted to reach out to some guys whose work I like.  I love that there are a lot of women in the Horror industry who have inspired men […]




Brides of the Atom: The Rise of the Horror Heroine in the 1950s

Brides of the Atom: The Rise of the Horror Heroine in the 1950s

The modern horror fan is familiar with heroines such as Laurie Strode, Ellen Ripley, and the ensemble cast of THE DESCENT. But it wasn’t always such. In the 1930s women were relegated to victim roles, to be rescued by the male hero (whom they would inevitably start a relationship with). What changed this paradigm? Who were the early heroines?