Author Spotlight

Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of eleven crime novels, including the New York Times best seller The Turnout. Formerly a writer on HBO’s The Deuce, she also wrote and produced a show for Netflix based on her novel Dare Me.

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Peeping Tom: He Has His Father’s Eyes

Despite the harsh critical drubbing it received upon its release in 1960, Michael Powell’s lurid tale of obsession and violence is now widely regarded as a masterpiece—and as a key inspiration for an entire subgenre of “slasher” movies.

By Megan Abbott

Leave Her to Heaven: The Eyes of Ellen Berent

In this Technicolor film noir masterpiece, Gene Tierney stars as one of cinema’s most dangerous and sympathetic femmes fatales, a woman who finds it impossible to conform to postwar gender roles.

By Megan Abbott

The Virgin Suicides: “They Hadn’t Heard Us Calling”

Sofia Coppola lets us behind closed doors in ways that are beyond the imagining of the novel’s boy narrators.

By Megan Abbott

Picnic at Hanging Rock: What We See and What We Seem

Peter Weir’s sun-dappled, sexually charged nightmare about a disappearance in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australia still unnerves due to its radical lack of resolution.

By Megan Abbott