31 Days of Halloween — Day 2, 21 More Black Women in Horror Writing

Sumiko Saulson is the author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Her blog, “Things That Go Bump in my Head,” focuses on horror writing, women in horror writing, African-Americans in horror writing, and other topics. Last year, we reposted her “20 Black Women in Horror Fiction,” which originally appeared on her blog on Feburary 12, 2013. Her initial post was so successful that it spawned two follow ups, and her series focusing on Black women horror authors has been collected into an e-book, 60 Black Women in Horror FictionHer list, “21 More Black Women in Horror Writing” is reposted with permission.

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 1×05, “Closer Than Sisters”

The latest episode of Penny Dreadful was very Vanessa-centric, but no less amazing. It’s told from Vanessa’s point of view in flashback, and it gives a history of what occurred in the past between the Murray and Ives families and what exactly Vanessa’s transgression was. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 1×05, “Closer Than Sisters”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1×02, “Seance”

Happy Thursday, all! I don’t know about you, but I thought that the second episode of Penny Dreadful was just as good as the first one. We meet two new characters here, and we are left with more questions at the end of this episode than we were at the end of the last episode. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, Episode 1×02, “Seance”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×01: “Night Work”

I can’t tell you how ridiculously excited I was when I found out about Showtime’s new series Penny Dreadful. I saw the first episode this past weekend and was immediately hooked. After the massive letdown that was NBC’s Dracula this past fall, Penny Dreadful is a breath of, well, foul, soupy London fog. The show is named for penny dreadfuls, stories that contained lurid, melodramatic plots that were relatively inexpensive and meant for general public consumption. The series hearkens back to the familiar horror stories we all grew up with, like DraculaFrankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and if you squint, The Woman in White and The Mummy. I’ve heard of it being compared to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but I like to think of it as a sort of cross between Ripper Street and Supernatural. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful, 1×01: “Night Work”

Should We Be Concerned About the Treatment of Women and Minorities on Hannibal?

[This post contains major spoilers for the three most recent episodes of Hannibal. You’ve been warned.]

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New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×13, “The Seven Wonders”

In this week’s American Horror Story, we realize that Ryan Murphy thinks women are our own worst enemy. Ugh. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×13, “The Seven Wonders”

New Show Recap: American Horror Story, 3×12, “Go To Hell”

In this week’s American Horror Story, ding dong, the witch is dead, and I’ve pretty much stopped caring. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story, 3×12, “Go To Hell”

New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×11, “Protect the Coven”

This week’s American Horror Story keeps trying to make Violent/Tate 2.0 happen. It’s not going to happen. Read More New Show Recap: American Horror Story 3×11, “Protect the Coven”