The 4MileCircus Episode 28: Hannah Neurotica (Part 1)

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From the celebrated and historic Ax Wound zine to Women in Horror Month to the more recent Ax Wound Film Festival, Hannah Neurotica is a key figure in the thriving feminist horror community and a lovely human being whom we have the pleasure of interviewing for our 28th trip to The Circus. Hannah talks with Nicole and Sean about how Ax Wound–the first feminist horror zine–was born out of riot grrrl and punk rock feminism, the oft-hostile world of online horror fandom, life on Livejournal, the importance of zine distros, why she started Women in Horror Month and the crucial role of social media in making it successful, the difference between healthy and unhealthy professional competition among women, how she put together the first Ax Wound Film Festival and what to expect for year three, the Ax Wound VHS Mixtape, and how Nicole and Hannah first (virtually) met! It involves an as-yet unproduced phone sex horror short that is not Small Talk. We also play a terrifying round of Uncle Sean’s Women in Horror Trivia.


Hannah Neurotica
Facebook: /neuroticamedia, /WomenInHorrorMonth, /AxWoundFilmFestival
Instagram: @HannahNeurotica & @womeninhorrormonth
Twitter: @WihMonth & @axwoundfilmfest

Twitter: @4MileCircus
Instagram: @4MileCircus
Facebook: /4Milecircus

Sean Mannion
Twitter: @unclesean
Instagram: @unclesean

Nicole Solomon
Twitter: @NicoleWSolomon
Instagram: @NicoleWitte

Hannah in Newsweek:
Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery:
Heidi Moore:
Jovanka Vuckovic:
Rue Morgue:
Men, Women and Chainsaws:
Magnetic Magic:

Thanks to Krosstown Studios and The Cipher for technical support.

Music: Circus Waltz by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


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