To commemorate International Women’s Day, a movement that celebrates women’s rights and their achievements, I wanted to give thanks to the hard working women journalists that are within the horror genre. In an industry dominated by men, there are just as many women who are constantly striving to be heard among the masses. The following is my list of 10 Women Horror Journalists who are kicking ass and cementing themselves as pioneers within horror journalism.
No horror journalism list is complete without the addition of Rebekah McKendry. She has been someone that many horror journalists, including myself, have looked up too. Rebekah has been in the industry for well over a decade having such jobs as a writer for FEARnet and Director of Marketing for Fangoria. She is now the Editor-in-Chief at Blumhouse and her knowledge of the horror genre is almost unparalleled considering she has a PhD. in Film Theory with a focus on horror and exploitation cinema. Along with her many writing accomplishments, she is also an integral part of the Blumhouse podcast, Shock Waves.
Clarke Wolfe came on my radar about a year or so ago and since then I’ve been incredibly impressed with her work. She is the host of COMPLEX’s horror news show, “Collider Nightmares”, and is a self proclaimed nerd who loves to talk about all things horror and geekdom. Along with “Collider Nightmares”, she has been a correspondent for Nerdist, Warner Bros, and Universal Studios as well as appearing on multiple podcasts including the “Official Outcast Podcast” where she delves into the exploration of the world of Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast.”
Staci Layne Wilson has become a household name in the horror journalism world. Most known for being a contributing writer and reporter for Dread Central, she’s also a columnist for YahooTV and has written for Fangoria Magazine. Along with also being a director and producer, Staci is also a published author who just released her latest book, “So L.A.”
April is an accomplished writer and editor who has had her work showcased in the popular horror magazine Rue Morgue. April has gone on to win multiple awards for her writing and editing expertise and has recently become involved with Glass Eye Pix’s radio drama series, “Tales From Beyond the Pale.”
BJ is a powerhouse of talent. Not only does she co-own Sickening Pictures, a production company that showcases genre-bending movies, but she’s also a contributing writer for such sites as Blumhouse, Playboy.com, and Birth.Movies.Death and has written some of the most intriguing and thought-provoking articles I’ve ever read.
Patti is a dynamite personality and one of the lead writers for the horror site, iHorror.com. Patti has been with iHorror for three years and has been integral in lending her voice and unique opinions of the horror genre for the site she calls home. Along with iHorror, Patti has also been a contributing writer for Dread Central.
Melissa has a love for all things horror and geek, which is why she created her site HorrorGeekLife.com in 2016. Before that, Melissa contributed to such horror sites as PopHorror.com and Crypticrock. Though she has a deep appreciation for the horror genre, she created HorrorGeekLife as a way to include all genres of film as well as gaming and geek culture.
Izzy is a multi-faceted writer who has contributed to such sites as Fangoria, Screen Anarchy and Birth.Movies.Death. Along with her writing, she has directed and produced quite a number of award-winning horror shorts and is a published author who recently had her short story “Tilberian Holiday” included in the “Wicked Witches: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers.”
Tori is a fresh face in the horror journalism world. Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the horror site PopHorror.com, Tori also is a representative for CryptTV as well as a lead writer for HorrorGeekLife.com. Tori has an intense passion for the horror genre and is always doing what she can to help promote women in horror.
Kalyn is a journalist that is new to me but boasts an impressive resume of sites that she has written for. Kalyn has been, and continues to be, a contributing writer for such sites as Bloody-Disgusting (read her work here), Blumhouse, Birth.Movies.Death, and ComingSoon.net and her work can also be seen in Delirium Magazine.