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Mary Kay McBrayer

Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She co-hosts Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that analyzes your favorite horror movies from the perspectives of women of color. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.


Never Whistle at Night with Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.

The new anthology of Indigenous dark fiction that's topping all the lists.

Terrifying Teen Horror Done Right in Danny and Michael Philippou's Talk to Me

Epically creepy and darkly satisfying, Talk to Me is the 2023 horror film everyone's buzzing about.

Tarrare: Insatiable, Cannibalistic French Spy 

He ate everything from trash, spoons, eels, snakes—and possibly even human toddlers.

12 Thrilling Circus Horror Books

Step into the fascinating—and complicated—world of circus horror.