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Author Sumiko Saulson Talks Social Awareness in Horror

By Eden Royce ( @EdenRoyce ) I first heard of Sumiko Saulson’s work during a 2013 Women in Horror Month (WiHM) event when she was an ambassador and interviewed twenty-five women for her WiHM blog series.  I noticed she was a horror blogger as well and I didn’t at the time know of many Black women running such a blog. Not long after, she interviewed me for her non-fiction book 60 Black Women in Horror . If you haven’t seen the book, pick up a copy and read about the authors, filmmakers, scriptwriters in horror that you don’t know about, but should! Sumiko’s latest release is a short story from the Death’s Café series by Mocha Memoirs Press entitled "Ashes and Coffee"!

That Feminist Vampire Warrior Film You Ordered Has Been Served

By Candice Frederick ( @ReelTalker ) *Originally posted at Reel Talk Online on November 17, 2014 by Candice Frederick And let me be among the first say, it is delicious. That's just one way to describe how absolutely hypnotic musician-turned-filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour's A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is. If only for its cool black-and-white photography, awesome indie rock/80s pop soundtrack and one of the baddest goth heroines we've seen in some time. But if the premise (which follows the nocturnal escapades of a female vampire) sounds derivative to you at all, then just wait. It gets zanier. Amirpour personalizes the well-worn concept by blending the cinematic styles of 50s horror icon Vincent Price, 80's romcom king John Hughes and the millenial badassery of Robert Rodriguez with her own Iranian rock feminism -- resulting in a gorgeous, mysterious and seductive film. Picture it, if you will, a young woman vampire (remarkably played by Sheila Vand), wearing

#SciFiSunday: Afrofuturist Film, Bar Star City

Author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy Culture  Ytasha L. Womack is embarking on completing her first trippy feature film, Bar Star City . After reading the description for myself, I got the sensation of experiencing one of those really late night Adult Swim bumpers on a roller coaster. Or a fever dream of the Chalmun Cantina, with Black people:

Friday the 13th (1980): From A First Timer

By Jamelle Shannon ( @mellemelles ) I ’ m going to admit to a little secret. Up until very recently, I had never seen Friday the 13th . I made the mistake of admitting this on the actual Friday the 13th, prompting this exchange:

5 Questions With Dez The Horror Queen

In the true spirit of the mission of this blogosphere, Desiree Hess, a.k.a Dez The Horror Queen exemplifies a passion and thirst for horror fandom and creativity that is simply refreshing. I'm really looking forward to talking to her more about upcoming projects, movie reviews, and so forth! It's been a joy getting to know more about her with this introduction. Please embrace this lady and let her know that she's not alone!