Saturday 31 October 2015

Hallowe’en favourites from the editors of TFF

Staying in the Hallowe’en mood, we asked all of the TFF editors and guest editors for their recommendations of horror-themed short stories (both worldwide and in TFF’s back catalogue), for names of women and POC horror writers, for films, children’s books, artwork and videogames in this genre. Not everyone answered in every category, and the list below is just the first thing or two that each person thought of, in no particular order, and is certainly not meant to be a definitive list. Please add your own favorites or recommendations in the comments. Happy Hallowe’en!

1) Horror Stories:
2) TFF horror stories:
3) Women horror writers:
  • Mary Shelley
  • Susan Hill
  • Nicola Griffith
  • Octavia Butler
  • Cecilia Tan
  • Cherie Priest
  • Tanith Lee
  • Wendy Wagner
4) Horror writers of colour:
  • Tananarive Due
  • Rani Manicka (her book The Rice Mother about the horrors of the Japanese occupation of Malaysia was so disturbing)
  • Ben Okri's books are terrifying
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Daniel José Older
  • Koji Suzuki
  • Khakan Sajid
5) Horror films/TV shows:
  • A Woman Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Alien
  • The Thing
  • Babadook
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • The Hunger
  • The Ring
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Afterlife (TV)
  • Pushing Daisies (TV)
  • Les Revenants (TV)
6) Horror/monster-themed children’s books:
  • Les trois brigands, by Toni Ungerer (I don't know if this counts as horror, but it is a scary story that turns out to be cute in the end)
  • Jan Pienkowski's Haunted House
7) Horror artwork:
8) Horror videogames:
  • Eternal darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • American McGee’s Alice

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