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Award-winning horror author, film critic, teacher, screenwriter, mom.

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Scarecrows by photographer Peter Mitchell. https://t.co/k0ohZfXfzi
Retweeted by Gemma FilesFor this Friday's 'You Love to See It' I'll be watching and writing about the 1992 film 'Orlando' for the very firs… https://t.co/XoKPneWvyx
Retweeted by Gemma Files @gemmafiles Puppet Motel and moth, oh dear, but thanks!
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1/26
2021
no woman has ever said to me “I want to marry a ripped alpha male” but a LOT of women have said “I want to marry a… https://t.co/3fh5zIpABX
Retweeted by Gemma FilesWord-count: 553 on the new story; not quite finished with notes. I'm hoping I have until Monday to knock this one o… https://t.co/vg3zcOwHS8 @stcaffeinated People are genuinely saying that? FML"I fought God, and all I got was this fucking flying fish-body; thanks a lot, The Name!"‘The Night’ Review: Farsi-Language Horror Thriller Set in an L.A. Hotel Delivers Classy Scares https://t.co/XtTb5oTlY2
Retweeted by Gemma Files"Terrible angels" slaps; "furious angels" is impressive. "Ridiculous angels that look like angry flesh-balls with t… https://t.co/8uBgYsiH4FThe thing I increasingly love most about Breughel's Fall of the Rebel Angels is that the Goetim appear to have been… https://t.co/5iXH98UQ3J @stcaffeinated whoooooaaaaaaaaaaaon the left: my 2013 Chess Pargeter cosplay, cobbled together from thrift store finds on the right: my 2021 Chess P… https://t.co/kNKv5CMSQF
Retweeted by Gemma Filesskinny dipping babey!! https://t.co/N3htiWmGh5
Retweeted by Gemma FilesAll the giant monster stuff this week reminded me of “Colossal”, the movie where Anne Hathaway controls a kaiju, an… https://t.co/dy5RFFrZkn
Retweeted by Gemma FilesFeeling this. https://t.co/3WvOCjoWFk
Retweeted by Gemma FilesGeorges Antoine Rochegrosse, The End of Babylon, c. 1890. https://t.co/yS4YK4OAbb
Retweeted by Gemma FilessahpahRIZing https://t.co/0QIQL9qLTs @MarkAGunnells @PeterClines yepToxic masculinity seems once again to be progressing its agenda to convince society that men are not allowed to hav… https://t.co/m2O7rcY9PP
Retweeted by Gemma Files"Art critics do WAY more work than artists" is such an incredibly stupid, self-centered take, the only way you cou… https://t.co/0NMjPSN9EA
Retweeted by Gemma FilesIt’s not a fucking competition, Jerry. https://t.co/5RC88f9VrF
Retweeted by Gemma Filesgenius:) https://t.co/NKhQz1U2dT"The artist only creates" you fucking genius, Saltz! You've done it again! The laborers and architects who built An… https://t.co/yBfJELvitZ
Retweeted by Gemma Files @scribofelidae And yes that's right: I compared soaps to Bible stories, and implied both of them are more "art" tha… https://t.co/pLNzOHl8TN @scribofelidae It's like dropping head-first into X-Men comics canon during a particular segment and having to catc… https://t.co/qRSO33rOFL @scribofelidae (I also get that this opens up a whole conversation about sequels/prequels/sidequels/whatever, but I… https://t.co/bNcszw72N2 @scribofelidae Good damn question. We can talk all day about influences and resonances but if the thing you produce… https://t.co/aICe2cGvuZ @KLA_HVL Feel free.:)Commentary on art does not equal art it just fucking doesn't goodnightha ha WHAT (and I say this as a person who once got paid for my opinions) https://t.co/vjbdZFTzKLJosh Hawley learn what being silenced means challenge https://t.co/dU5tQUM0PP
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Retweeted by Gemma Files @KLA_HVL This is absolutely true. We’re born into a web of patterns we know nothing about and don’t ask for. @KLA_HVL What I will say is that my parents who left has had a long to explain themselves, and I’ve definitely seen… https://t.co/TiwYh4Ql6T @KLA_HVL It’s much more “went through” than going through, for me, and I actually felt maybe I had disrespected you… https://t.co/VP7Ao0YnufMeanwhile: Had a dream last night in which I boasted to someone: "We could fit the entire main cast of Outlander in… https://t.co/IoytFZpKFl @KLA_HVL That's why I'm specifying that this is my personal story. And I'm very sorry I didn't do that clearly enough.Hell, I can't wait to read it! https://t.co/wavhKAtWMV
Retweeted by Gemma FilesBut then again, I can only ever seen it from the position of that child, because that's who I am. And that's why I… https://t.co/bf5BR0gfuDIt simply doesn't seem logical to me. And love does not solve everything.Specifically, however, what I can't respect is that person then thinking they could later walk back into that child… https://t.co/g11e6FsXT3Part of my childhood involved finding out how "easy" it is for a parent to decide their personal stuff is reason en… https://t.co/WwmXOeKhm1When people ask me which of my candles is my fave. #cantpickjustone https://t.co/1oTCEf8VSU
Retweeted by Gemma FilesManuscript detail: "All saints". Hours of Louis de Laval, France ca. 1480. BnF, Latin 920, fols. 180r, 181r, 182r. https://t.co/F14fEVuzqy
Retweeted by Gemma FilesWomen In Horror Series February 2021 featuring @ChristyA_Horror @Cat_Cavendish @MsPippinacious @gemmafileshttps://t.co/XTmcfL7VHm
Retweeted by Gemma FilesNow watching- The Empty Man. I quite enjoyed this one! Like a more developed Slender Man-esque mythos channeled th… https://t.co/Sv82L42XzK
Retweeted by Gemma FilesHot damn. THE EMPTY MAN is fantastic and plays like a lost Gore Verbinski film floating somewhere between THE RING… https://t.co/uhNOtuS101
Retweeted by Gemma FilesTHE EMPTY MAN (2020): What do you get when you blend Lovecraftian mythos with methodical J-Horror? A film that woul… https://t.co/QWFvhAVzjO
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1/25
2021
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Retweeted by Gemma Files100 grams of red ants provide 14 grams of protein (more than eggs), almost 48 grams of calcium, and a nice hit of i… https://t.co/9z08E0CO0g
Retweeted by Gemma FilesCandle light. https://t.co/wKkMXtaFy9
Retweeted by Gemma Files @wnwagner I’ve not only seen most of these, I also own most of these.;)If you have problems with it, A) please keep in mind that I also enjoyed the shit out of Overlord and B) I'm fine b… https://t.co/HBQXHxIZkuPlus: Made in New Zealand, effects by Weta, directed and co-written by a woman (Roseanne Liang), and that soundtrac… https://t.co/Q01vTlKTwbWatched Shadow in the Cloud tonight, and oh BOY was that a bucket of fun. OTOH, I totally get that it's a wish fulf… https://t.co/75ghOMFmesSeveral times today, I've found myself randomly wishing that HBO hadn't cancelled CARNIVÁLE...
Retweeted by Gemma FilesA midnight walk in the mist. It felt like we'd walked into a John Atkinson Grimshaw painting. https://t.co/yamMsy0jiP
Retweeted by Gemma FilesAt first I was annoyed that super-Canadian ANYTHING FOR JACKSON is only on Shudder in the US, but then I found it o… https://t.co/HI9zdkYZQd
Retweeted by Gemma FilesWhen Barker publicly came out in the 90s then followed it up with a mainstream horror novel put out by a major publ… https://t.co/ebKQVxBVdH
Retweeted by Gemma FilesThis is the most important thing I've ever written. My friend and family Lauren @Wolfe321 was just fired by the… https://t.co/ph2qyJWlCQ
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1/24
2021
Beginning to think maybe I should make some actual tweets instead of just retweeting stuff, butThe Repugs keep saying the impeachment trial will further divide the nation. Let’s be clear, the impeachment trial… https://t.co/RfdcHpi6HV
Retweeted by Gemma FilesNope, that happens up here too. https://t.co/8ddctwnA7A @smotus @meganaderr Nope, that happens up here too [Canada].I love it. This is an authentically weird and creepy doll. The ones in films always look too self-consciously "horr… https://t.co/90vRA4q5YQ
Retweeted by Gemma FilesInterlibrary loans are the shit: they are civilization, they are connection.
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Retweeted by Gemma Files @TheSinsOfCinema Both seasons were released on DVD at one point, so you might be able to find them that way. And no… https://t.co/wCoiHkvILAhttps://t.co/lJ2udK4On1
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Retweeted by Gemma FilesThe Fall of the Rebel Angels https://t.co/1F0kwQ9N3p
Retweeted by Gemma FilesThe Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra 50's sci-fi spoof that runs a little long, but lives and dies on the strength of its… https://t.co/kwtYnhy8UC
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Retweeted by Gemma FilesHey marginalized fiction writers - you should be allowed to write the reality you experience without being accused… https://t.co/lu5i87zCWz
Retweeted by Gemma FilesI need this 👀 https://t.co/e9nE2Z7cmW
Retweeted by Gemma FilesI really liked a number of these, for different reasons, but the winner is ... 'Experimental Film', Gemma Files… https://t.co/veLPdmB7bs
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Retweeted by Gemma FilesA short essay on the things that will most assuredly hang apart if they don't hang together, in which I talk about… https://t.co/eetfvPT4aS
Retweeted by Gemma FilesKalief Browder allegedly stole a backpack at 16, spent 3 yrs at Riker's Island without trial. Riley Williams stole… https://t.co/HP0Q8ak51M
Retweeted by Gemma FilesThe Fall of the Rebel Angels https://t.co/Lly3J6xs8c
Retweeted by Gemma FilesI rarely watch a movie twice but tonight I put on ANYTHING FOR JACKSON and enjoyed it even more than the first view… https://t.co/fzdqQWbYSK
Retweeted by Gemma Filesif you're down on yourself for not doing creative work lately, in case it helps at all: the book that got me my bes… https://t.co/pY6wykCROb
Retweeted by Gemma Files @boschbot Yes sir, that berry is just big enough it will buy you one sexhttps://t.co/Pi3d9fJLK3
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1/23
2021
The Bye Bye Man (Stacy Title, 2017) This holds up. It's even more conceptually and aesthetically audacious than I… https://t.co/3wscgS9z1a
Retweeted by Gemma FilesThis could be the one that puts Jeffrey Thomas over the top. Buy it! https://t.co/l5MVKXNQFh @gemmafiles,… https://t.co/7UuJTXBGb6
Retweeted by Gemma Files @expendablemudge Change one thing, might as well change more.'Bridgerton' only made time for the vaguest sketch of LGBTQ+ representation. https://t.co/0WHQu8qaE5
Retweeted by Gemma Files @HorrorSpinsters It’s on Tubi rn, at least in Canada.I am surprised and delighted to find my most recent collection, Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies, on the… https://t.co/O5qHPPNOTs
Retweeted by Gemma Files @HorrorSpinsters It's not my favourite, but I admire Luciferina for allowing its main character to deal with her po… https://t.co/DfFzFnItIIDario Argento's cinema is rightfully celebrated for its exemplary production design & hyper-stylised worlds but lit… https://t.co/ZMGTqKPqAd
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Retweeted by Gemma Filesgood morning, here’s a poem WS Merwin published at age 88 https://t.co/C5KpLCNWcw
Retweeted by Gemma Files“you cant ship this theyre a mythical being thats 5,000 years older than *consenting adult character*” https://t.co/NXRraDJa8L
Retweeted by Gemma FilesPlan for today: Input notes, more brainstorming, 500 on two different projects. @TheSinsOfCinema (I've also consulted and done some reformatting work on various scripts for money, no credit.)
1/22
2021

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