The Eerie: In Beneath the Stairs, Clare reluctantly returns to her hometown to unravel the mystery of the Octagon House, site of a traumatic unexplained occurrence from her childhood.
And the Monstrous: Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s Glorious Fiends remixes 80s horror tropes in the fun, frightening tale of vampire Roxanne and her girl group, who find themselves forced to take on the mantle of monster hunters—or else.
Moderator: Hans Staats, high school English teacher at the Austin Waldorf School. He has published in the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and various edited collections, including What’s Eating You?: Food and Horror on Screen (Bloomsbury, 2017), Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures (Palgrave, 2018), and Elder Horror: Essays on Film’s Frightening Images of Aging (McFarland, 2019).
Jennifer Fawcett, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Beneath the Stairs, Glorious Fiends