31 Days of Halloween — Day 30, Synthetic Shadows

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Cassandra Panek of Synthetic Shadows is a suburban Philadelphia based photographer and artist. During the month of October, Panek has been producing a fantastically awesome Halloween-themed portrait series. She has shared some selections from her series, as well as some thoughts on her process, with Persephone Magazine. – Slay

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 28, Personal Chills

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As a horror fan, the question I am most frequently asked is what I personally find scary. Everyone always wants to know what movies or books are “really”frightening, and I’m often at a loss to answer them. The truth is, more than two decades into my fandom, I no longer have a baseline for what “normal” (read: non-fan) viewers find … Read More

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 22: Women Helmed Horror Films

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Horror is often categorized as a very masculine genre, both in film and literature. Conventional wisdom in this case manages to be both wrong and right at the same time. Studies have found that audiences for horror films tend to be about 50% women. The number of women producing, directing, and writing horror, that reflects the larger Hollywood picture, where … Read More

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 20, Possessed Pregnancies

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It’s not hard to understand how pregnancy can be a source of angst and dread. Even in wanted pregnancies, there are very real fears, from the healthy development of the fetus to the specter of maternal and/or fetal death. Women are bombarded with warnings, directions, and horror stories full of “what ifs” and “could happens.” Hormones interrupt sleep and cause … Read More

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31 Days of Horror — Day 17, What’s New to Read?

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I’ve spent a lot of time so far this month discussing movies and televisions shows. But what is you’re a reader? What if you haven’t destroyed your attention span through over consumption of Lifetime movies, Internet gifs, and caffeine? While you work harder on succumbing to the perils of the modern age, here are some suggestions for new and upcoming … Read More

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 16, A Bevy of Draculas

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It’s not the Halloween season without a new take on the Dracula legend blighting our nation’s movie theaters. This year’s entry is Dracula Untold, in which were are told the ‘true’ back story of the villainous count, because none of the other eleventy billion Dracula movies has gotten the tale right. Now, Dracula Untold has some things going for it, in so … Read More

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