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LGBTQ+ Horror Writers

Her Body and Other Parties : Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

Inside Out by Lor Gislason
Inside out is an over-the-top tribute to the goopy, grimy and gross horror of the 1980s. After a mysterious infection spreads through the world, people and animals start melting into horrific monsters. This wild debut novella follows everyday people dealing with the new chaotic reality, from school children to scummy landlords to mad scientists.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Seven years ago Atagaris set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain.

Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. It's the perfect venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends, brought back together to celebrate a wedding. A night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare as secrets get dragged out and relationships are tested. But the house has secrets too. Lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart. And she gets lonely down there in the dirt. Effortlessly taking the classic haunted house story and turning it on its head, Nothing but Blackened Teeth is a sharp and devastating exploration of grief, the parasitic nature of relationships, and the consequences of our actions.

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
Leah is changed. Months earlier, she left for a routine expedition, only this time her submarine sank to the sea floor. When she finally surfaces and returns home, her wife Miri knows that something is wrong. Barely eating and lost in her thoughts, Leah rotates between rooms in their apartment, running the taps morning and night. As Miri searches for answers, desperate to understand what happened below the water, she must face the possibility that the woman she loves is slipping from her grasp.

Red X by David Demchuk
Gay men disappear from Toronto, and amidst the AIDS crisis, police brutality, and other signs of homophobia over the years, no seems to care about it except the gay community, which begins to realize that what has been happening has been going on for a much longer period than seems to be humanly possible, in a novel that also reflects the author's personal experiences.

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
While pregnant, Vern flees to the woods away from her abusive husband and his religious compound. There she gives birth to twins, and begins a violent metamorphosis while defending her family from her former community.

Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt
Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends, Ila and Hannah. Since then, Alice's life has spiraled. She lives a haunted existence, selling videos of herself for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to sleep. Memories of that night torment Alice, but when Ila asks her to return to the House, to go past the KEEP OUT sign and over the sick earth where teenagers dare each other to venture, Alice knows she must go. Together, Alice and Ila must face the horrors that happened there, must pull themselves apart from the inside out, put their differences aside, and try to rescue Hannah, whom the House has chosen to make its own.

 

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