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Works by Joe Vallese


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I haven't watched a ton of horror (not great for watching in the background with young kids), nor am I queer, but this still has a lot to offer to someone like me (read: average straight guy).
It's an anthology, so essays that have appeared here and there by a wide variety of queer authors, all likening their experience with different horror movies. There's a lot to chew on here, and it's very gripping even for someone on the outside.
KallieGrace | 3 other reviews | Sep 6, 2023 |
For information, contains:
-Introduction by Joe Vallese
-A Demon-Girl's Guide to Life by S. Trimble (The Exorcist)
-Both Ways by Carmen Maria Machado (Jennifer's Body)
-My Hand on the Glass by Bruce Owens Grimm (Heredity)
-The Girl, the Well, the Ring by Zefyr Lisowski (The Ring; Pet Cemetary)
-Imprint by Joe Vellese (Grace)
-Indescribable by Carrow Narby (The Blob; Society)
-A Working Definition of Monstrous by Ryan Dzelzkalns (Godzilla)
-The Wolf in the Room by Prince Shakur (Good Manners / a boas manières)
-Three Men on a Boat by Jen Corrigan (Jaws)
-The Wolf Man's Daughter by Tosha R. Taylor (The Wolf Man)
-Twin/Skin by Addie Tsai (Dead Ringers)
-Loving Annie Hayworth by Laura Maw (The Birds)
-The Same Kind of Monster by Jonathan Robbins Leon (The Leech Woman)
-Centered and Seen by Sumiko Daulson (Candyman)
-Blood, Actually by Grant Sutton (Friday the 14th, Part II)
-The Trail of His Flames by Tucker Lieberman (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
-The Men in the Screen by Stephan Triplett (Us)
-Sight Unseen by Spencer Williams (The Blair Witch Project)
-Bad Hombre by Sarah Francesa (Is That You? / Eres tu, papa?)
-Black Body Snatchers by Samuel Autman (Get Out)
-Long Nights in the Dark by Richard Scott Larsen (Halloween)
-On Beauty and Necrosis by Sachiko Ragosta (Eyes Without a Face)
-Good Guys, Doll by Will Stockton (Child's Play)
-The Healed Body by Jude Ellison S. Doyle (In My Skin / Dans ma peau)
-Notes on Sleepaway Camp by Viet Dinh
-Artist's Notes by Bishakh Som
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Lemeritus | 3 other reviews | Feb 25, 2023 |
I'm really glad I got to read this. It wasn't what I expected, but is still valuable for social commentary.
iszevthere | 3 other reviews | Nov 30, 2022 |
A great collection of essays, this book shows how queer people see themselves in horror movies. I thought the cover was hilarious.
lesindy | 3 other reviews | Nov 10, 2022 |


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Samuel Autman Contributor
Addie Tsai Contributor
Steffan Triplett Contributor
S. Trimble Contributor
Tosha R. Taylor Contributor
Grant Sutton Contributor
Will Stockton Contributor
Bishakh Som Illustrator
Prince Shakur Contributor
Sumiko Saulson Contributor
Sachiko Ragosta Contributor
Carrow Narby Contributor
Laura Maw Contributor
Zefyr Lisowski Contributor
Tucker Lieberman Contributor
Bruce Owens Grimm Contributor
Sarah Fonseca Contributor
Ryan Dzelzkalns Contributor
Viet Dinh Contributor
Jen Corrigan Contributor
Spencer Williams Contributor.
Joyce Carol Oates Contributor
Tom Perrotta Contributor


½ 4.3

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