The Spinster's Library

In this section, you will find all the resources the Spinsters use for each podcast episode.

Episode 1: Women Love Horror
  • "Everything but the Ghoul" - article by Emine Saner from The Guardian

  • "Women in Horror — Are horror movies inherently misogynistic, or are they just misunderstood?" - article from The Australia Times TATGirl vol.3 no.3

  • "Women in Horror: Victims no more" - article by Beth Younger from The Conversation 

  • "Carrie at 40: why the horror genre remains important for women" - article by Noah Berlatsky from The Guardian 

  • "The Evolution of Women in Horror Films" The Buzz, article by Caroline Madden, April 2013.

  • "Watching Horror Films can actually empower Women in their careers" SiliconeRepublic, article by Eva Short, Dec 2017.

  • "Women in Horror Films" Forbes, article by Kiri Blakeley, August 2010.

  • "The Most Feminist Horror Movies of All Time" Glamour, article by Christopher Rosa, October 2016

Episode 2: Scream  and The Blair Witch Project
  • "'Scream' turns 20: How Wes Craven's masterpiece changed the horror genre" - article by Jordan Appugliesi from Mic

  • "Why this Scream character was so good for women" - article by Kaitlin Reilly from Refinery29

  • "How Scream reinvented the slasher movie" - article by Kemi Alemoru from DAZED

  • "How ‘Scream’ Changed The Way We See Women In Horror Movies" - article by Shannon Carlin from Bustle

  • "Scream at 20: how Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson tore the slasher film apart" - article by Adam White from The Telegraph

  • "Twenty Years Later, Scream Remains the Slasher Genre's Great Last Gasp" - article by Keith Garcia from Westword

  • "The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle:  Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula" - book by Alex West

  • "How 'The Blair Witch Project' Changed Horror with Cheap Shaky Cameras & Genius Marketing" - article by V Renee from No Film School

  • "Beyond Blair Witch: Why found-footage horror deserves your respect" - article by Randall Colburn from AV/Film

  • "Blair Witch Project Revisited" - article by Alex DeBonis from Bitch Flicks

  • "'They Wished I Was Dead': How 'The Blair Witch Project' Still Haunts Its Cast" - article by Emalie Marthe

  • "Scream at 20: How Wes Craven and Kevin William tore the Slasher Film apart" article by Adam White. The Telegraph.

  • Horror Films FAQ  booked by John Kenneth Muir

  • Women with Guts Horror heroines in Film, TV and Print, Rue Morgue  Library Issue # 10

Episode 3: Vampiric Sexuality: Interview with the Vampire and The Hunger
  • "Sexuality and the Vampire" - article from The Free Dictionary encyclopedia

  • "Sexuality and the Vampire: Dracula versus Victorian Era Morality"- article by Kristen Willms from Owlcation

  • "Kiss me with those Red Lips” Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker’s Dracula" - article by Christopher Craft 

  • "Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampires on Film” - article by Bonnie Zimmerman from the book The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film

  • "Burying the Undead: The Use and Obsolescence of Count Dracula" - article by Robin Wood from the book The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film 

  • "Susan Sarandon on Her Vampire Lesbian Sex Scene With Catherine Deneuve" - article by Jennifer Vineyard from Vulture

  • "How Dracula became sexuality with Fangs"  website Dracula Evolution

  • "Vlad the Impaler", "Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess" How Stuff Works website

  • The Lesbian Vampire story that came before Dracula"  article by Mariana Zapata, Atlas Obscura

Episode 4: Witches and Female Empowerment: Season of the Witch and The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive - Book by Kristen J. Sollee

  • "Glamorous witchcraft: gender and magic in teen film and television" - article by Rachel Moseley

  • https://traditionalwitchcraftandoccultism.wordpress.com/ - Traditional Witchcraft and Occultism

  • The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis - book by Barbara Creed

  • "A Brief History of Witchcraft Persecutions before Salem" - article by Professor Douglas O. Linder

  • "Reconsidering the Dead in Andres Serrano's "The Morgue": Identity, Agency, Subjectivity"- article by Andrea Fitzpatrick

  • "Nevertheless, she resisted: The body as a site of resistance in the Autopsy of Jane Doe" - article by Amy Beddows from Salem Horror Fest

  • "Labelling and Oppression: Witchcraft in Medieval Europe" - article by Mary Ann Campbell 

  • "Wicce: Adding a Spiritual Dimension to Feminism" - article by Tracy L. Luff

  • Malleus Maleficarum - book by Heinrich Kramer

  • "Witch Hunt:" History of a Persecution" book by Nigel Cawthorne

  • "Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic"  book by Lisa Lister

  • "Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture"   book by Per Faxneld

  • "George Romero's '70s  feature Season of the Witch might feature witches, and might not"  article by Keith Phipps, AV Film Club.

Episode 5: Rape Revenge Genre - Is it Feminist or Filth?
  • I Spit on Your Grave - book by David Maguire 

  • Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study - book by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

  • "‘M.F.A.’ Director Natalia Leite Faced Her Sexual Assault By Directing a Rape-Revenge Thriller" - article by Kate Erbland in IndieWire

  • "This Is How You Film A Violent Rape Scene From The Female Gaze" - article by Anne Cohen from Refinery29

  • "The Rape/Revenge Genre’s Gender Revelations" - article by Noah Berlatsky from The Establishment

  • Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - book by Carol Clover

  • "Rape Culture and the Kavanaugh hearings" - article by Bianca Rosen from 48hills

  • "Vengeance is a Human Right" chapter in John Kenneth Muir's book Horror Movies FAQ

  •  "The stereotypic portrayal of women in slasher films: then versus now"  article by Chad Brewer

  • "History of the Rape Crisis Movement"  article by Gillian Greensite, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • "6 Facts about the Sexual Assault Movement You Need to Know" article by Julie Zeilinger, Mic

  • "History of the Movement" Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

  • "Is 'I Spit on Your Grave' Really a misunderstood Feminist Film?"  article by Michael Kaminski

  • "Rape Culture"  Brandon University, Sexualized Violence Support and Information. 

Episode 6: 1...2... Freddy's Coming for You
  • "The Final Girl versus Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street": Proposing a Stronger Model of Feminism in Slasher Horror Cinema" - essay by Kyle Christensen

  • "Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the Slasher Film" - essay by James Kendrick

  •  “Between Dreams and Reality” Genre Personae, Brand Elm Street, and Repackaging the American Teen Slasher Film" - essay by Richard Nowell

  • "A Feminist Look at “A Nightmare on Elm Street" "- article by Kerry

  • "Fiercest Final Girls: Nancy Thompson" - article by unknown 

  • Horror Films of the 1980s - book by John Kenneth Muir

  • "Welcome to His ‘Nightmare’: How Freddy Krueger Became a Pop Icon" - article by Mikal Gilmore from Rolling Stone

  • "Sexualized Saturdays: Choosing Monsters Over Women" - article by unknown on Lady Geek Girl and Friends

  • "How Modern Horror is breaking the rules of the 1980s"  article by Jordon Crucchiola

  • "1980s Horror Films 0 Inside Out: Body Horror" Horror Film History

  • "Horror Films FAQ" book by John Kenneth Muir

Episode 7: Ghostly Investigations: Do You Believe?
  • "The Power of Suggestions: What We expect influences our Behavior, for Better or Worse" Association for Psychological Science, article by Maryanne Garry, June 2012.

  • "The Power of Suggestion" Exploring Your Mind, January 2017.

  • "New Voices: The power of suggestion" The British Psychological Society, article by Krissy Wilson, October 2011.

  • "Give Us a Sign of Your Presence: Paranormal Investigation as a Spiritual Practice" Sociology of Religion, article by Marc A Eaton, 2015.

  • "An Investigation in Alleged Hauntings" British of Journal Psychology, 2003.

  • "Victorian Science and Spiritualism in The Legend of Hell House" article by Murray Leeder, Horror Studies Vo.5 No. 1.

  • "Psychology:  The Truth about the Paranormal" - article by David Robson from BBC

  • "What's Really Behind Paranormal Experiences (Hint: It's Not Ghosts)" - article by Stephanie Pappas from Live Science

  • "The Haunted Brain" - essay by Richard Wiseman

  • "How to Become a Paranormal Investigator" - article by Ryan Dube from lovetoknow

  • Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-century America - book by Ann Braude

  • "Investigations of psychic/spiritual phenomena in the nineteenth century: somnambulism and spiritualism, 1811-1860" - essay by Marcelo Gulão Pimentel, M.Sc, Klaus Chaves Alberto, Ph.D., & Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D

  • "‘Instruments to lay hold of spirits: Technologizing of the Bodies of Victorian Spiritualism"- essay by Richard Noakes

  • "From Spiritualism to Spirituality: The scientific quest to explain the psychical aspects of human nature" - essay by James E. Beichler, Ph.D

Episode 8: Sometimes Dead is Better
  • "Bereavement" Psychology Today, 2019

  • "How might we grieve in a Death-Denying Society" PsychCentral, article by Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar, Dec 2014.

  • "Talking About Death in America: An Anthropologist's View" UnDark article by Anita Hannig, October 2017.

  • "When Horror Feals with Death, Not Just Dying"   HeardTell, article by Ken W. Hanley, June 2017.

  • Death, Dying and the Dead in Popular Culture - Keith F. Durkin

  • Horror Films FAQ - John Kenneth Muir

  • "Dealing with the Death of A Child" Psychology Today, article by Kenneth J. Doka. Ph.D.,  July 2017.

  • Horror Films of the 1980s - book by John Kenneth Muir

  • "Pet Semetary and the Terror of Death" - article by Chris Evangelista from cutprintfilm

  • "Got Death Anxiety? Coming to terms with mortality" - article by Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D. from Psychology Today

  • "Maybe It Shouldn't Be a Party: Kids, Keds, and Death in Stephen King's Stand By Me and Pet Sematary"- essay by Jeffrey Weinstock 

  • Does the Dog Die? - website - www.doesthedogdie.com

  • "Why Losing a Pet Hurts So Much... and why the stages of grief are just as valid when your loss is an animal" - article by Ralph Ryback MD from Psychology Today

  • "Mourning through Horror Movies" - article by Eren Orbey from The New Yorker

  • "Death, Grief and Why Horror Films Truly Matter" -article by Steven Sheil from Talkhouse

Episode 9: Cosmic Horror and Insanity in Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness
  • "John Carpenter: Analyzing His Style and Growing Influence"  Den of Geek!, January 2019.

  • "What makes a horror story Lovecraftian?"   Contemporary Lovecraft, July 2015.

  • "The Filmmaker's Guide to Understanding Lovecraftian Horror" Geeks, article by Annie Kapur, 2017.

  • "Cosmic Horror in John Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy"  Strange Horizons,  article by Orrin Grey. October 2011.

  • "Why is Cosmic Horror so difficult to put on Film?" No Film School, article by Jan Fusco, February 2019.

  • "The Origin of Madness: A Philosophical Review of the Film 'In The Mouth of Madness'" Terse article by Tini Ngatini, August 2017.

  • "Dreadful Reality: Fear and Madness in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft" Honors Theses, Phillip J. Snyder, December 2017.

  • "The Weird World of H.P Lovecraft" - book #11, Rue Morgue Library

  • "“Ghosts and Shadows”: Epistemophobia and the Disintegration of the Subject in John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness"- essay by Michael Thorn 

  •  Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film - essay by Carrol L Fry

  • Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture - book by Per Faxneld

  • "Meet The Satanic Feminists Who Are Fighting For Social Justice"- article by Christine Colby from BUST magazine

  • "The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror: “Something Came Leaking out”: Carpenter’s Unholy Abominations” - essay by Anna Powel

Episode 10:  Spinsters in Space: Alien and Pandorum
  • "Dr. Alien, Ph.D.: the horror classic that academia loves" -article by Robin McKie from The Guardian

  • "Forty years on, what can Ridley Scott’s Alien teach the #Metoo generation?" - article by Imogen West-Knights from NewStatesman

  • "Genre, Gender and the Aliens Trilogy" - essay by Thomas Doherty & Barry Keith Grant

  • Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre- book edited by Michele Brittany

  • A History of Horror  book by Tom Hutchinson

  • The Monster Show book by David Skal

  • Encyclopedia of Horror book by Richard Daries

  • "Horror Films FAQ" book by John Kenneth Muir

  • "Ellen Ripley, Alien, and the Rise of the Modern Ripleys"  article by Jennifer Leigh Williams, Den of Geek.com

  • "Alien'  Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley is still the boundary-busting heroine we deserve"  article by Kate Erbland, IndieWire

  • "Alien's Ellen Ripley destroys gender stereotypes stands up to Mansplaining Andriod, avoids Death" article by Samantha Shaddock, Gutsy Broads

  • "The revelations that Lambert is a trans woman transforms what we know about Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror"  article by Thomas Hobbs, Little White Lies.com

  • "Forgotten Favorite: The Deep Space Horrors of Pandorum"  article by Jeff Spry, SyFyWire

  • "Why Space is the Scariest Place to Encounter the Supernatural"  article by James Whitbrook, io9

  • "How the Isolation of Space Messes with Your Mind"   article by Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian.com

  • "Astronauts Open Up About Depression and Isolation in Space" article by Douglas Vakoch Ph.D., Psychology Today

Episode 11:  Feminism: The Vampire Slayer
  • Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ed. Elana Levine and Lisa Parks, Duke University Press, 2007.

  • "Staking Her Claim: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Transgressive Woman Warrior" France Early. - Whedonstudies.tv

  • “ Real Witches and the Wanna-Blessed-Be’s: Willow, Tara, and Other Wiccans in Buffy”  The Feminist Christ: Buffy Summers Blog

  • “Willow and Which Craft? The portrayal of witchcraft in Joss Whedon’s Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” - Dominique Wilson

  • “A Love letter to Willow, Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Most Compelling and Kickass Character” - Kate Robertson

  • "Witchcraft in Popular Entertainment. The Craft, Buffy and Beyond" - chapter in Witchcraft Goes Mainstream - Brooks Alexander

  • "Why do Teens Love Witchcraft so Much?" -Vice article y Allie Conti

  • "The Case for Faith: The Rogue Vampire Slayer’s Search for Identity" - Eric Reed- Whedonstudies.tv

  • “I Hope Evil Takes MasterCard” - Faith the Vampire Slayer and the Image of the Bad Girl in Society." - Faith Parke  - Whedonstudies.tv

  • "How Buffy Changed Television" by Robert Moore, from the book The Joss Whedon Companion

  • "Sexism in Meta horror: Why ‘Cabin in the Woods’ is still my favourite horror movie" - article by Brooke Jackson-Glidden

  • Technopaganism - Wikipedia article

  • Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - book edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox, David Lavery

  • "The New Generation Witches: Teenage Witchcraft in Contemporary Culture" - article by Peg Aloi and Hannah E. Johnston

  • Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse - book by Pop Matters

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale (Popular Culture and Philosophy, Vol. 4) - book by James B. South and William Irwin

  • Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon: New Essays - book by Erin B Waggoner 

  • "Rebel Grrrl: Faith and Bad Girl Feminism" - article by Caitlynn Fairbarns

  • Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television, Fiction, and Film - book by Julie Chappell & Mallory Young

  • Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan - book by Lorna Jowett

Episode 12:  Camp Spinster: F13 Series

  • "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" - article by Laura Mulvey

  • "(In)Stability of Point of View in When a Stranger Calls and Eyes of a Stranger" - article by David Roche

  • "Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the Slasher Film" - article by James Kendrick

  • Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - book by Carol Clover

  • "Slasher Films and Liberated Women" - article by Robin Bates

  • "Women In Danger | Dissecting The Voyeuristic Gaze Of The Modern Slasher Film" - article by Graham Connors

  • Horror Films of the 1980s - book by John Kenneth Muir

  • Never Hike Alone” -www.wompstompfilms.com - fan-made F13 film

  • "Recreational Terror: Postmodern Elements of the Contemporary Horror Film" - article by Isabel Pinedo

  • "The Sisters of Friday the 13th" - article by Graveyard Shift Sisters 

  • "Babes in the Woods - A franchise of fear" - article by S. T. Karnick

  • "Top 23 Movie Franchises of All Time #7" - article by IGN

  • "Movie Minutiae: the Friday the 13th series (1980-?)" - article by Gary Kemble

Episode 14: People Eating Tasty Humans 

  • "Cannibalism, Vegetarianism, and Narcissism" - article by William B Irvine

  • "Having an Old Friend for Dinner: Cannibalism goes to the Movies" - essay by Des Bellamy

  • "An Abridged History Of Cannibalism As Metaphor" - article by Elijah Taylor from Birth.Movies.Death

  • "The Vegetarian Underpinnings of Cannibalism in Film" - article by Nick Ferguson from Medium

  • "Seeing and Slaughtering in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - article by Dawn Keetley from Horror Homeroom

  • "Fairy Tales for the Apocalypse": Wes Craven on the Horror Film"- essay by Christopher Sharrett and Wes Craven

  • "Return of the Repressed" - essay by Robin Wood

  • "What Does Cannibalism Do to your Body"  - article by Neal Litherland

  • "We are living in the golden age of on-screen cannibalism" -  article by Charles Bramesco

  • "Eating Your Enemy" -  History Today

  • "It's Only Cannibalism If We're Equals": Carnivorous Consumption and Liminality in Hannibal - essay by Michael Fuchs

  • "Consuming Raw: Cannibalistic Transformation in Julie Ducournau's Raw"  - essay by Seline Naqi

  • "Raw (Meat): Are we are bodies" -  article by Dawn Keetly of Horror Homeroom

  • "Eating People is wrong... Or how we decide morally what to eat" -  essay by Michael A Ashby

  • "The Hills Have Eyes Is Based on a Real Story: The Swaney Bean Cave Clan" -  article by  David McKendry

  • "The Hills Have Eyes (1977) is hicksploitation done right" - article Eric Lanberg

  • "The Saw is Family: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the meaning of murder"  - article by Stephen Craver

  • "Cannibalism, Class, and Power: A Foodways Analysis of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series" -  essay by Mark Bernard

  • "Cannibalistic Capitalism and other American Delicacies: A Bataillen Taste of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - essay by Naomi Merritt

Episode 15: Elegant Brutality - Italian Horror

  • Euro Horror - book by Ian Olney

  • "Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento" - essay by Maitland McDonagh

  • "Playing with genre: An introduction to the Italian Giallo" - essay by Gary Needham

  • "Gender, Genre, Argento" - essay by Adam Knee

  • Violence in Art - Wikiwand

  • "Sexual Difference in Cinema — Issues of Fantasy, Narrative and the Look" - essay by Steve Neale

  • "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" - essay by Laura Mulvey

  • "A dangerous mind: Dario Argento's Opera (1987)" - article by Michael Sevastakis

  • "31 Days of Gialloween: Dario Argento’s Opera" - article by Samm Deighan

  • "One on Top of the Other: Lucio Fulci, Transnational Film Industries, and the Retrospectives Construction of the Italian Horror Canon" - essay by David Church

  • "The Changing Cultural Status of Italian Horror Cinema in Britain"  essay by Lewis Howse

  • "Not-so-American Horror Story: How Italian Horror is responsible for your favourite dark fashion looks" - Sleek Magazine Online

  • "The Graveyard: Digging up "Stage Fright" -  article by James Devine, Fansided

  • "Dario Argento's Suberversive 'Opera'" - article by Paul Synnott, Cinephilia & Beyond

  • "How do violent movies Impact Us? The Psychology of Stylized Violence"  - article by Jonathon Hetterly, Shrink Tank

  • "Discover the First-person POV terror of Dario Argento's Opera"  -article by Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

  • Voyeuristic Pleasure in Cinema: A study of voyeurism in Peeping Tom, Rear Windows and Psycho"  - essay by Delil Hasan Sutcu

  • The Concept of the Fetish"  - essay by Donald L. Donham.

Episode 16: Exorcising the Feminine - The Exorcist & The Last Exorcism

  • Men, Women, and Chainsaws - book by Carol Clover

  • The Monstrous-Feminine - book by Barbara Creed

  • "Who Possesses " Possessed Women"? Women and Female Bodies as Territories for Male Interference" - essay by Dra. Ana M. Gonzalez Ramos, Dra. Begonya Enguix, & Dra. Beatriz Revelles-Benavent

  • "Feminist Tensions in The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism Part 2" - article Dr. by Carrie Lynn D. Reinhard 

  • "German Narratives of Women's Divine and Demonic Possession and Supernatural Vision 1555-1800: A Bibliography" -  essay by Jeannine Blackwell

  • "A Divine Apparition or Demonic Possession? Female Agency and Church Authority in Demon Possession in Sixteenth-century France" - essay by Moshe Shuhvsky

  • "A Notorious Woman: Possession, Witchcraft and Sexuality in Seventeenth-Century Provence" - essay by Anita M Walker and Edmuch H Dickerman. 

  • "The Exorcist and the Spiritual Problem of Modern Women"  - essay by Thomas Kapaclnsaks

  • "The Power of Christ Compels You": Holy Water, Hysteria and the Oedipal Psychodrama in The Exorcist" -  essay by Sara Williams

  • "A Girl's Best Friend is her Mother: The Exorcist as a Post-modern Oedipal Tale" - essay by Allison Kelly. 

  • "Mystics, Demoniacs and the Physiology of Spirit Possession in Medieval Europe" - essay by Nancy Caiola

  • "Horror Films and Psychiatry"  essay by Susan Freidman

Further reading (not discussed in episode):

  • "His Belly, Her Seed: Gender and Medicine in Early Modern Demonic Possession" - essay by Boyd Brogan

  • "History Has Not Been Kind To “The Exorcist” - article by Amanda Marcotte

Episode 17: Heavy Metal Horror - Deathgasm and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

Episode 18: Halloween: Stalking and Obsession

  • "Michael Myers, The Shape of Masculinity's Violence"  article by Alex Paglicua

  • "Why did Michael Myers start Killing? Origin and background explained for 'Halloween' 2018 -  article by Andrew Whalen - Newsweek.com

  • "The Monster Always Returns: American Horror Films and Their Remakes" -  article by Christian Knoppler

  • This Halloween, We're remembering Debra Hill. - article by  Clarke Wolfe, Nerdist.com

  • Laurie Strode's Legacy: Remembering Halloween ScreenWriter Debra Hill - article by Georgi Presecky, The Mary Sue.com

  • Overlooked No More: Debra Hill, Producer Who Parlayed 'Halloween' Into a Cult Classic - article by Melena Ryzik, The New York Times

  • The Horror Psychopathy in 2018 -  article by Niela Orr, The Ringer

  • We are the Dead  - article by Anne Kingston, Macleans

  • Stalking is a serious Crime in Canada - and it isn't getting the attention it requires -  article by Julie S. Lalonde, CBC.ca

Episode 19: "Hello!? Gay Now" Bisexuality in Buffy

  • "Coming out of the Broom Closet"  - essay by Jessica Ford

  • "I Think I'm Kinda Gay': Willow Rosenberg and the Absent/Present Bisexual in Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - essay by Em McAvan

  • "Problematic Tropes of Bi Women in the Whedonverse"essay by Alex Liddell

  • "Joss Whedon's alleged adultery doesn't make him a fake feminist"- article by Emma Teitel, The Star

  • Joss Whedon is a 'Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals', Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says - a blog by Kai Cole, The Wrap

  • Five Times Joss Whedon, self-proclaimed 'woke bae', blew his feminist credentials. - article by Adam White, The Telegraph

  • Stop defending Joss Whedon - you do lose your feminist cred when you treat women badly - article by Susan. G Cole, Now Toronto.com

Episode 20: Teeth (2007) - Every Rose has its Thorns

  • The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Barbara Creed

  • "Pussy Bites Back: Vagina Dentata Myths From Around the World", article by Sezin Koehler

  • "Beyond 'Teeth': The Cultural History of Vagina Dentata",  article by Felix Morgan, Outtake

  • "Vagina Dentata: Revisiting Teeth",  article by Feminist Legal Theory

  • "Pulling Teeth: Ovarian Teratomas & the Myth of Vagina Dentata",  article by Gemma Angel, UCL

  • Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to Present,  Jon Towlson

  • "Students of Virginity", article by Randall Patterson, The NY Times Magazine

  • "Why Is America So Obsessed with Virginity", article by Anastasia Kousakis, HuffPost

  • "The Virginity Movement and it's Affect on Young Women", article by Jamie V Kramer, Jamiewantschange.com

Episode 21: Rabid (1977) vs. Rabid (2019)

  • "Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: An Intro to Body Horror!" article by Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting

  • Mutations and Metamorphoses: Body Horror is Biological Horror,  essay by Ronald Allen Lopez Cruz

  • David Cronenberg: Panic Horror and The Post Modern Body, essay by Douglas Kellner

  • Grotesque Desire. The early horror films of David Cronenberg and the Limits of Morality, essay by Daniel Illger

  • Dr. Hobbes's Parasites: Victims, Victimization, and Gender in David Cronenberg's "Shivers"  essay by David Sanjek

  • The Director: David Cronenberg: He Came from Within,  essay by David Chute

  • "Skinned From Surgical Horror to Body Horror!", article by Serena Wescholewski, OffScreen

  • "From the laboratory to the screen: How science inspires horror movies", article by Avishay Artsy

  • "Rabid" (1977): Early David Cronenberg shows hints of the Body Horrors to Come", article by Paul Cardullo. Gruesome Magazine

  • Kiss Me with Those Red Lips": Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula, essay by Christopher Craft

  • "David Cronenberg: Rabid (1977)", article by Anders Bergstrom, 3 Brothers Film

  • "No Death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman", article by Robin McKie, The Guardian

  • " Like a natural woman: how the female gaze is finally bringing real like to the screen", article by Gwendolyn Smith, The Guardian

  • "How Do We Define the Female Gaze in 2018", article by Tori Telfer, Vulture

  • "Interview: Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk Rabid, David Cronenberg, and Transhumanism", article by Josh Millican, Dread Central

Episode 22: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

  • "Elvira Performer Cassandra Peterson Reflects on her Legacy and Teases Her Upcoming Projects" article by Patrick Cavanaugh, Comicbook.com

  • RuPaul Drives Cassandra Peterson, Youtube.ca

  • Origins of Elvira, Youtube.ca

  • "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Is Halloween's True Queen", article by Jack Dickey at Time.com

  • "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark", at Elvira.com

  • "Cult Icon Elvira is the 1980s Feminist Hero We Need Right Now", article by Lisa Beebe, at Los Angeles Magazine.com

  • "Why Elvira Is My Feminist Hero", article by Danielle at The Radical Notion.com

  • "Iconic Elvira's Rainbow Connection", Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett, from GayCalgary Magazine, June 2011

  • Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira Behind The Velvet Rope with Arthur Kade, Youtube.ca

Episode 23: The Beast Within: The Wolf Man (1941) & Dog Soldiers (2002)

  • "Werewolf Legends", History.com

  • "How Werewolves Work" article by Tracy Wilson, How Stuff Works.com

  • Werewolves in psyche and cinema: Man-beast transformation and paradox. Essay by Elizabeth A. Lawerance in the Journal of American Culture

  • "The Meat Industry's Exploitation of Toxic Masculinity Hurts Us All", article by Julianne Roth at Medium.com

  • "How Masculinity is Barring Men from trying Plant-Based Diets" article by Connor Garl, The Huffington Post. com

  • Gender and Werewolf Cinema, book by Jason Barr

  • "Destroying the Male Body",  chapter excerpt By Dr. Alison Peirse from Mysterious Skin; Male Bodies in Contemporary Cinema

  • Hairy Thuggish Women, thesis by Elizabeth Clark, Georgetown University

  • "Gender Bashing: What it means to be a Man in Dog Soldiers (2002)", article by Anya Stanely, Dreadcentral.com

  • "12 Howling facts about The Wolf Man (1941)" article by Mark Mancini, Mentalfloss.com

Episode 24: The Duality of  Women - Black Sunday (1960) and The Long Hair of Death (1964)

  • "Barbara Steele: the accidental Scream Queen", The Guardian.com

  • "Barbara Steele", Cult Sirens.com

  • "Where in the Horror are They Now? Barbara Steele", Arrow in The Head: Horror News.com

  • "The Saturnine Queen of British Horror" Barbara Steele's Reluctant Legacy, article by Alison Lang and David del Valle in Women With Guts.

  • "Interview with Barbara Steele", Diabolique Magazine.come

  • "The Duality of Women: Warrior and Goddess", article by Selena Madden.com

  • Bella Donna: Lilith, Gaia, and the Spectral Mother in Mario Bava's Black Sunday"  essay by Steve Johnson

  • Two-Faced Women: The "Double" in Women's Melodrama of the 1940s Author(s),  essay by Lucy Fisher

  • "The Myth of the She-devil: why we judge female criminals more harshly", The Guardian.com

  • "From Circe to Clinton: Why powerful women are cast as witches", The Guardian.com

  • "Fetishization of Innocence" article by Morgan O'Brien

  • The Angel in the House and Fallen Women: Assigning Women their Places in Victorian Society,  essay by Sarah Kuhl

  • Monstrous Motherhood: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Ideology of Domesticity,  essay by Marilyn Francis

Episode 26: Welcome to the Thunderdome - The End of Buffy

  • Spike Is Forgiven: The Sympathetic Vampireàs Resonance with Rape Culture,  essay by Wendy Fall for The Journal of Whedon Studies

  • Viewerès Interpretations of the Buffy and Spike relationship in Season 6,  essay by Selina E. M. Kerr for The Journal of Whedon Studies

  • Why We love the Monsters: How Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wound Up Dating the Enemy,  essay by Hilary M. Leon for The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies

  • "Why Do Women Fall for Bad Boys?", article by Vinita Mehat Ph.D, Ed.M on Psychology Today.com

  • "A Little More Soul Than is Written": James Marsters' Performance of Spike and the Ambiguity of Evil in Sunnydale", essay by Gwyn Symond for The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies

  • " Fan Readings of Sex and Violence on Buffy the Vampire Slayer"  essay by Dawn Heineckn for The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies

  • " Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 10 Ways Spike Changed from Season 1 to Season 7", article by Mel Hall, Screenrant.com

  • "Why I Don't View the Spike/Buffy Bathroom Scene as Attempted Rape", a blog post by @jamie_marsters https://dontkillspike.livejournal.com/1339730.html

  • "Shadowmen", Buffyverse Wiki

  • "Are Your Ready to Be Strong?" Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Transgressive to the Strong Female Character Stereotype", essay by Luke Moy for The Watcher Junior

  • "The Enduring Legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  20 Years Later", article by Angelica Jade Bastien, Vulture.com

Episode 27: Spinsters Book Club- We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

  • Grady Hendrix, http://www.gradyhendrix.com/about

  • "Gross and Grosser" article by Michael Agger, The New Yorker

  • Questioning Worth: Selling out in The Music Industry,  essay by Kerrie Bridson, Jody Evans, Rohit Varman, Michael Volkov, and Sean McDonald

  • "On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal", article by J Salmeron, MetalBlast.net

  • "How heavy metal become mainstream", article by Elizabeth Grenier, DW.com

  •  "6 Business Tips You Can Learn From Heavy Metal Bands", article by American Express

  • "The Slow Death of Heavy Metal", article by Bryan Reesman, Observer.com

  • "Faustian Bargain", Britannica.com

  • "My Soul to the Devil: A Cultural History", article by Jonny Metro, Wicked Horror.com

  • Devil's Music: Rock N'Roll, Heavy Metal, and the Dangers of Satanic Panics,  essay bu John W. Morehead

  • "Revisiting America's Satanic Panic: When Heavy Metal and the Devil Himself Stalked the Earth", article by Kim Kelly, Vice.com

  • "Satanic Panic: America's War On heavy metal in the 1980's" article by Kieran Fisher, HeavyBlogisHeavy.com

  • Heavy Metal as Controversy and Counterculture, essay by Titus Hjelm, Keith Kahn-Harris, Mark LeVine

Episode 27.5: The West Memphis Three

Scary Stories with The Spinsters and Special Guest Brandon Mercer

Episode 28: Hail Satan! The Blood on the Devil's Claw and The House of the Devil

  • "Satanic Cults and Ritual Abuse: A Fantasy on Film and in History?", article by Aaron Ackerley at History Matters

  • "Get In Front of Me, Satan - Exploring Satanism in Horror Films", article by Daniel Kurland at Bloody Disgusting.com

  • Church of Satan, at www.churchofsatan.com

  • "What, The Devil?", article by Magus Peter H. Gilmore, at Church of Satan.com

  • "The Blood on Satan's Claw" film review by Elaine Macintyre

  • "The Birth of Folk Horror with The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)" article by Nina Nesseth at Nightmare on Film Street website

  • The Satanic Temple, at thesatanictemple.com

  • "A Love Letter to Great Indie Horror: Ti West's 'The House of the Devil' Turns 10", article by Julieann Stipidis at Bloody Disgusting.com

  • Introduction: Embracing Satan by Jesper Aagaard Peterson at Academia.edu

  • The Sees of Satan: Conceptions of Magic in Contemporary Satanism by Jesper Aagaard Petersen at Academia.edu

Episode 29: Blood in 2D: Lily C.A.T. (1987) and Demon City Shinjuku (1988)

  • "The Evolution of the Japanese Anime Industry", article by Yamaguchi Yasuo at Nippon.com

  • "The History of anime in Japan - The interesting evolution of a successful industry", article by Charlie Horner at Japan Junky.com

  • "The History of Anime", article by Right Stuf Anime

  • "The apocalyptic echoes of the atomic bomb in Japan's anime and manga", article by Frank Fuller at Quartz

  • " A Brief History of Japan: The Post-War & Modern Japan", article by Japanistry.com

  • World War II as Trauma, Memory and Fantasy in Japanese Animation, essay by Susan J. Napier at The Asia-Pacific Journal

  • "Understanding Japan's collective trauma", article by Giorgio Shani at OpenDemocracy.net

  •  "Radiation and Postwar Anime and Tokusatsu Culture", article by Ryusuke Hikawa at Garagemca.org

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