I’m a little late to the party, but, as part of Women in Horror Month, our fantastic reviewer Colleen Wanglund participated in GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT, an episode of Char Hardin’s podcast Charred Remains, devoted to women in horror in both visual and written media. Movie producers, directors, actresses, reviewers, writers, podcasters, and more, all participated in this Women in Horror Month themed episode. Be warned, there is content and language you may not want children or coworkers to hear, but it’s fun to hear the women of horror speak about it with passion.
As Char said, the genre can be pretty male-driven, but women can be “just as twisted, just as perverse, and just as gross.” Maybe more. Read Colleen’s reviews, and you’ll see. Whether you listen to the podcast or not, it’s definitely important for reader’s advisory librarians to understand that the audience (and the creators) of the horror genre, are a varied group, and one that is certainly not limited by gender.