S.F. Whitaker

S.F. Whitaker hails from Austin, Texas where she famously can't sit still for five minutes. She works as a stage manager, technical director, writer, burlesque ecdysiast and teacher, and IT professional. When not engaged in one of an endless list of projects she can be found book in hand feeding her genre crossing story obsession.

What is it About Creepy Kids in Horror?

Why do we have such a strong reaction to kids acting out in devious ways? We're taking a look at that special brand of terror: creepy kids in horror.

Queer Character Representation in Horror

One reader's journey to find queer characters in horror, taking a look at the dearth of queer representation in horror lit, its rare finds, and its evolution.

Home Sweet Ho…Maybe Not: The Haunted House in Fiction

What is it about that brooding house down the street? We're taking a look at the haunted house in fiction and asking why we can't see ourselves out.

The Final Folk of Thrillers and Horror

A reader considers the Final Girl trope and notes thriller and horror novels that skew from the norm to bring us Final Folk.

How Horror Helps With Processing Grief and Trauma

One longtime horror fan on studies being conducted around horror and trauma, and how the genre helped with trauma on a personal level.

The Statistics of Censorship

We're taking a look at the statistics of challenged and banned books, considering the Banned Books list, and some of the top challenged reads.