Reading in the Dark:
"This list, like all lists, is subjective, but a number of considerations helped shape decisions about what to include. * I wanted to limit the number to 100 items and I wanted the list to begin with the popularization of horror through t.v. as a medium, so the list begins in the 1950s.
Yes, there are plenty of great horror books and movies by women or featuring great female protagonists that predate the 50s, but that would make it an even longer list."