Once upon a time, many women in horror stories were victims, either to suffer or be saved. In recent years these trends have shifted, and we see more heroic women of deep inner strength, or even monstrous women who are themselves what we fear in the dark. What are some of our favorites who have contributed to this shift, and what do we love about them?

Gini Koch (M), Tananarive Due, Barbara Cottrell, Barbara Randall Kesel, Rebecca Roland

Atlanta/New York