Category: horror

  • Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

    Life Imitating Art Imitating Life

    When I was seventeen, my boyfriend and I wanted to go see a movie. (I know, shocker.) It had already made it through the “main” theaters and was now at the dollar theater, which—before this night—had never carded me and I’d already seen a couple R-rated films there. But, apparently, someone somewhere had gotten in […]

  • Scared Kid Writes Horror

    Scared Kid Writes Horror

    The dark hides me. It’s safer here, hidden. My mother tells me this story later: she heard crying, a child, outside. She thought “That sounds like Jenny.” She goes outside and finds two-year-old me, outside, in the middle of the night, when I’m supposed to be in bed. This is the first recorded time of […]

  • Sitting in (Non) Silence with Nosferatu

    Sitting in (Non) Silence with Nosferatu

    Ninety-nine years ago Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was released, bringing the grotesque, lanky, crooked-fingernailed, figure of Max Schrek’s Count Orlok to life. Directed by F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu is now regarded as a groundbreaking piece of cinema. I’ve been meaning to watch it for a long time and this past Saturday night I finally watched […]

  • “The Demon in the Gray Suit” Published

    “The Demon in the Gray Suit” Published

    Yay! It’s publication day for my newest short story “The Demon in the Gray Suit.” I’m very excited for you to read it. This story came from a mash-up of inspirations, including Dante’s Inferno, the structure of Anton Chekov’s “The Huntsman,” and a dash of The Good Place’s sense of humor (with a focus on […]

  • 2 Things I Learned About History’s Role in Writing from Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

    All right, because I’m a nerd like that, I insisted on reading Lovecraft Country before watching the show. I’m only a couple episodes in – so no spoilers! Here are a couple things I learned reading the novel: Acknowledge Your Literary Tradition…and Critique It. Art is not made in a vacuum. Every piece of writing […]