Tag: gender

“The Crime of Blackness”

At the New Yorker, Christine Smallwood looks at Dorothy B. Hughes’ “forgotten Noir,” The Expendable Man (1963). “The creation of difference itself was her subject. Her books were widely praised for their atmospheres of fear and suspense, and criticized when they reached, as the New York Times said […]

Interview with Robin Means Coleman

Graveyard Shift Sisters interviews Dr. Robin Means Coleman about her book Horror Noire, that’s right the very book that was adapted into the swell documentary, Horror Noire. “Horror Noire was born out of a truly very simple question: “Does the Black guy really always die first in horror […]

“Horror is a Soothing Genre”

Longreads has an interview with author Sady Doyle on horror, true crime and gender. “I find that horror is almost a soothing genre, because it’s very validating. It’s often not that far [removed] from reality. It uses dream logic to tell its story, but it’s still one of […]