Elizabeth Erwin was raised on a steady diet of ABC soap operas, Sweet Valley High books, and 1940s horror. This left her with an affinity for big hair and dramatic monologues. She has written extensively on horror film and popular culture and is co-creator of Horror Homeroom, a website/podcast that examines horror narratives from an academic perspective. She is currently creating a podcast series that explores why women scream in horror films. Her other research interests include nostalgia, serialized storytelling, queer cinema, and Young Adult literature.