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Artwork Revealed for Alexandra Heller-Nicholas’ Upcoming Book “1000 Women in Horror”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Exclusive

In celebration of  2018’s Women in Horror Month, Award-winning Australian film critic and researcher Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has revealed the cover art for her upcoming book 1000 Women in Horror.

Designed by artist Darren Cotzabuyucas, the cover pays homage to one of horror’s most iconic women: the Bride of Frankenstein, and features a combination of horror-esque fonts and lush colours.

Heller-Nicholas is the author of five books on the genre, including Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study (McFarland, 2011), Found Footage Horror Films: Fear and the Appearance of Reality (McFarland, 2015), Suspiria (Devils Advocates/Auteur, 2016), Ms. 45 (Cultographies/Wallflower/Columbia University Press, 2017) and The Hitcher (Arrow Books, 2018). She has also worked extensively on women’s filmmaking in recent years, including co-curating a program on Australian women filmmakers of the 1980’s and 1990’s at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.

1000 Women in Horror is Heller-Nicholas’ love-letter to both the stars and the often invisible women who have been so important to making the genre what it is today. Spanning from 1898 until 2018, Heller Nicholas shines a light on those figures whose work has left a significant mark on the genre, both behind and in front of the camera.

1000 Women in Horror is scheduled to be published by Bear Manor Media in 2019.

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Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."