Tag Archives : horror

Top 10 Spec Fic Actresses For Whom I’m Most Grateful


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve compiled a list of the speculative fiction actresses for whom I’m most grateful, which means I’m pulling from some of my favorite speculative fiction movies, tv shows, and video games for the most talented actresses. So I guess you could say this is also a list of my favorite things, making it double the fun. Really,…

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Tales Like Midnight Dust: Five Episodes to Reignite Your Love For Are You Afraid of the Dark?


Are You Afraid of the Dark? was a crown jewel in 1990s Nickelodeon programming. As part of the Saturday Night Nick (SNICK) lineup from inception, it usually followed Ren & Stimpy as the last show of the night. When that wacky, wonderful Ren & Stimpy credit music started playing, my entire body would bristle. I knew I’d see that rocking…

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Speculative Chic Book Club: The Grip Of It


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Book Club! Each month, we invite you to join us in reading a book that will sometimes be picked beforehand and sometimes be voted on by you, our readers. We’re still working on the format, so following the review of the book and some starter questions, we invite you all to discuss your thoughts in…

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Beyond Horrifying: A Review of The Deep


The Deep (2015) Written by: Nick Cutter Genre: Horror Pages: 394 (Hardback) Publisher: Gallery Books Why I Chose It: Someone posted a list of scary book suggestions for October that included Nick Cutter’s The Troop to the Speculative Chic Facebook group. Several of contributors had read his novels and the consensus was that his work is gross and extremely disturbing,…

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Christopher Pike and the Bad Final Girl


If I close my eyes, I can still picture it. In fourth grade, my teacher asked us to write a book report and to attach a bookmark featuring a scene from the book. I remember sitting at my desk, pencil poised over the narrow strip of white paper while I waited for inspiration. When it finally came, I drew an…

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