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Review for The Science of Stephen King

“If you love all things Stephen King, horror, and science, then you’ll absolutely love this book! Authors Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence intricately discuss and decipher the science behind some of Stephen King’s most legendary stories, creations, and monsters. This in-depth exploration into all things King and science is a must-read!” —Jennifer Trudrung, screenplay writer of The Bewailing and Here There be Tygers, a Stephen King Dollar Baby film

Reviews for The Science of Women in Horror

“Through the lens of horror, Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl take readers on a thought-provoking journey through history and real-life applications on what it means to be a woman. A monstrously feminine and insightful read; the past, present, and future of horror is female.” —Meagan Navarro, genre film journalist, critic, and columnist at

The Science of Women in Horror is a well-researched and thought-provoking love letter to women in horror, reflecting on the impact of the influential characters onscreen as well as the women responsible for helping shape the genre behind the camera. Through a series of compelling interviews with female filmmakers, as well as essays exploring the many films that have both shaped and subverted expectations for women in the genre—from the virginal final girl to the vengeful killer, and everything in between—the authors speak to the breadth of the female and female-identifying experience and the impact horror has made on reflecting universal fears while simultaneously redefining female archetypes. It’s a riveting read, shedding an important light on how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go on the road to broader representation and gender parity in film—with horror, as a genre, leading the charge.” —Stephanie Malone, founder and editor-in-chief of

The Science of Women in Horror presents how the everyday horror of the female experience creeps into the movies that have shaped a genre. Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence have produced a smart social analysis of horror and how women continue to revolutionize the industry.” —Daphne Strasert, co-author of Horror Bites: Campfire Tales

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