Anya Novak
Anya Stanley (she/her) is a writer for The Mary Sue, most frequently covering the horror genre across mediums. Among her six+ years of working in the digital media and entertainment industry, Anya’s past works can also be found at The AV Club, Fangoria Magazine, and Crooked Marquee. See her smug face on Shudder's docuseries Behind the Monsters. When she’s not consuming every scary movie she can find, she is trying to add to the word count of her non-fiction book in progress (her second author credit following her chapter in Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film, by House of Leaves Publishing). You can find more of her ravings on X (formerly Twitter) @BookishPlinko.

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Read Article Dark Comedy ‘Kill Your Lover’ Is Your New Favorite Breakup Movie
A post-coital Axel (Shane Quigley-Murphy) sits in the foreground with an undressed Dakota (Paige Gilmour) in the background in ‘Kill Your Lover.’
Read Article The Best Classic Horror Movies on Shudder Right Now
A collage featuring some of the best classic horror movies on Shudder (clockwise from top left): 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' 'The Night of the Living Dead,' 'Daughters of Darkness,' and 'Def by Temptation'
Read Article Screaming, Crying, Laughing Through the Best Horror Comedies
A collage featuring some of the best horror comedy movies (clockwise from top left): 'Happy Death Day,' 'Bad Hair,' 'An American Werewolf in London,' and 'House'
Read Article The Best ’80s Horror Movies
A collage featuring some of the best '80s horror movies (clockwise from top left): 'The Thing,' 'Poltergeist,' 'The Shining,' and 'The Beyond'
Read Article REVIEW: ‘The Nun II’ Brings Double the She-nun-igans, Double the Fun
Valak the Demon (Bonnie Aarons) takes the form of a nun and frightens a French schoolgirl in ‘The Nun II.’
Read Article Shudder’s Latest Streaming Hit Is Filled With References to a Horror Classic
Gayle Rankin in the horror film 'Bad Things'
Read Article ‘Sherlock’ Could Still Return for Season 5—or a Movie
John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in BBC's 'Sherlock.'
Read Article The Best Indie Horror Movies of the Decade (So Far)
A collage featuring photos from some of the best indie horror movies of the decade so far (clockwise from top left): 'Titane,' 'Barbarian,' 'Relic,' and 'Men.'
Read Article The Best Horror TV Shows of All Time
Characters from 'American Horror Story,' 'Channel Zero,' 'Twin Peaks,' and 'Hannibal' on a glitchy TV screen background
Read Article The Best Horror Movies To Watch on Netflix Right Now
A collage featuring stills from the best horror movies on Netflix right now (clockwise from top left): 'His House,' 'Annihilation,' 'Crimson Peak,' Incantation,' and 'Cam'