Cover Photo: A photograph of Sigourney Weaver in the Alien film franchise. She is carrying a young child and holding a large gun in her other hand.
Photograph by 20th Century Fox/Brandywine Productions

Horror Films Understand the Terror of Pregnancy

We are told we will forget the pain, as though all the trauma of childbirth evaporates from our minds. But it did not for me.


Roe v. Wade

Rosemary’s Baby

Yes, pregnancy is savage

Bird Box


A Quiet Place


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Heather O'Neill is a novelist and essayist. Her works include Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, and When We Lost Our Heads. She lives in Montreal.