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Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, authors of MONSTER, SHE WROTE (Quirk Books), discuss women in the horror genre.

The Monster She Wrote Podcast Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, authors of MONSTER, SHE WROTE (Quirk Books), discuss women in the horror genre.

    Jeanette Winterson's "Dark Christmas"

    Jeanette Winterson's "Dark Christmas"

    The narrator of Jeanette Winterson’s “Dark Christmas” will be celebrating Christmas at Highfallen House with friends. The narrator’s friends do not show and send a cryptic text message instead. Alone in the house, the narrator is seeing and hearing things, and it’s getting colder.

    Recommended: Peter Straub's Ghost Story and Neil Gaiman's Coraline (audiobook)

    NEXT EPISODE: Connie Willis's "Adaptation"

    Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Elsa Lanchester in Bell, Book, and Candle

    Elsa Lanchester in Bell, Book, and Candle

    Following our discussion of Elsa Lanchester and The Bride of Frankenstein, we're looking at Bell, Book, and Candle. Armed with her cat familiar, Pyewacket, witch Gillian woos her neighbor with a love spell. Elsa Lanchester stands out as Gillian’s magical Aunt Queenie. 

    Recommended: The Only Good Indians, The Long Walk, and the and Frankenstein

    NEXT EPISODE: “Dark Christmas” by Jeannette Winterson

    Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission. 

    • 49 min
    Elsa Lanchester: The Bride of Frankenstein

    Elsa Lanchester: The Bride of Frankenstein

    She’s one of the most recognizable women in classic horror as the Bride of Frankenstein in the 1935 film. And her iconic moment was only for the last five minutes of the movie. Elsa Lanchester was an actress who knew how to command a screen, even with no lines. So, join us, as today we discuss the actress and her starring role. 

    Recommended in this episode: Rachel Harrison's Cackle

    Next Episode: Bell, Book, and Candle

    Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission

    • 49 min
    Gwendolyn Kiste's " The Eight People Who Murdered Me"

    Gwendolyn Kiste's " The Eight People Who Murdered Me"

    In Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), Lucy succumbs to Dracula and becomes a vampire. In Gwendolyn Kiste’s story “The 8 People Who Murdered Me (Excerpted from Lucy Westenra’s Diary),” Lucy's story is told by herself.

    Links :
    https://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/the-eight-people-who-murdered-me-excerpt-from-lucy-westenras-diary/

    https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/why-do-so-many-dracula-adaptations-screw-over-lucy-westenra

    Next ep: Elsa Lanchester

    Music is “Misconception” by Nicolas

    • 50 min
    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    In this 1988 horror comedy, Cassandra Peterson plays her best known role, the Gothic horror host queen, Elvira. Join us as we discuss the movie classic Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the film that was co-written by Peterson.

    Recommended in this episode: LulaRich, Malignant, and Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop Mysteries

    Up Next: "The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpted from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)” by Gwendolyn Kiste

    Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission. 

    • 57 min
    The Horror Hosts: Vampira and Elvira

    The Horror Hosts: Vampira and Elvira

    These women are the horror hosts who made B-Movies on television a fun, and sometimes scandalous, affair. Today, we are discussing Maila Nurmi and Cassandra Peterson, the women better known as Vampira and Elvira. 

    Recommended in this episode: The Chair on Netflix; Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror by Scott Poole and Yours Cruelly, Elvira by Cassandra Peterson

    NEXT EPISODE: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988 film)

    Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

SMA2018 ,

Engaging, Interesting, Highly recommended

This podcast is a total gem. Really engaging hosts who'll make you care about horror lit created by women, even if you don't know you're a fan yet.

Bassy 3 ,

Totally addictive!

If you like horrors and the women who write them, you will LOVE this podcast. Engaging hosts and a fascinating body of work to uncover - highly recommend!

Nutly19 ,

Love the Podcast...and the Book!

Love this podcast! The hosts are incredibly knowledgeable about the topic. Their love of literature comes through and is infectious to the listener. Highly recommend. More episodes!!

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