Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday I'm in Love

With horror! Yeah, I know, it's not for everyone, but it also depends on what you consider to be horror.

Classic Stephen King adaptations like Misery, which won Kathy Bates an Academy Award is pretty damn awesome - and don't forget that Stephen King also wrote Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

What I'm saying is that horror (often combined with the thriller and sci-fi genres) can be storytelling at its very best. Also, women and LGBT people tend to be more represented in these movies and TV shows than otherwise. And yeah, I know, we end up dead, but we end up dead in any genre. At least in horror, the playing field seems more evened out since most people end up dead...
You said it, Katniss!
... or we're the murderer, which admittedly is a sad gay trope.

Anyway, what I really wanted to say is that I have a favorite horror website called Heaven of Horror, but it wasn't very relevant to share this information with you all previously, since it only existed in Danish with the website

Now they've gone global with an international website in English over at And let me tell you, this isn't your average horror website, where only men - or mostly men - write the news stories and reviews. Oh no, Heaven of Horror was made by two girls back in 2009. The same two girls are still running the website and write almost all the content... oh and yeah, they're gay. In fact, they're married.
Indeed it is...
So, my point - and I do have one - is that if you love horror movies or TV shows (including the thriller and sci-fi genres), then please support their effort to go international. They're already the biggest horror website in Denmark - which might not sound like a big deal, but they've been doing this for almost 7 years, so it's hardly a fluke.

Girls like horror. Gays like horror. Gay girls like horror and these two gay girls write about horror, so show them some love, please?

With love of Friday - and horror,
- GayGirl

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