It’s February 1st – and that means it’s finally Women in Horror Month!
This is a very important month, to me. In high school, I discovered Women in Horror Month, and things like Ax Wound Zine, ran by Hannah Neurotica, made me aware not only of the month itself, but just how significant the role of women in horror is.
“I, myself, am strange and unusual.” – Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved monsters. My mom proudly tells people the stories: I cut teeth watching the Universal Monsters, I had a treasured Wolfman I carried around named Wolfy. One of her favorite stories involves me sitting outside with a black pot making “potions” while our new neighbors moved in. I idolized Elvira instead of pop stars. I grew up with a special place in my heart for Frankenstein’s monster and hunted for ghosts. The same year I got my first cellphone, I got my first Ouija board. It’s safe to say I started out a weirdo.