The Horror, The Horror: Women Writers Provide Empowering Portraits

With Halloween is almost upon us, every major paper is running stories on haunted houses, scary movies, pop culture-inspired costumes and... horror fiction. One of the more interesting pieces, from Sunday's New York Times » 10/27/08 2:30pm 10/27/08 2:30pm, concerns the role of female authors in the horror genre. After naming Mary Shelley as the…