Do You Like Scary Movies?

Murder and Angst is a weekly blog about YA/Teen Mystery, Horror and Thriller in all of their forms, be it books, movies or TV series. Mystery, thriller and horror stories, particularly when written for and about teens, are notoriously underappreciated. The aim of this blog is to give them the attention that they deserve.

Who Are You?
My name is Genevieve Hayes and after having to explain the appeal of teen mystery, horror and thriller stories one too many times, I decided to start this blog. I live in Melbourne, Australia, where I work as a statistician, as well as writing the monthly puzzle column, In the Margin, for Actuaries magazine.

Why the Title?

It’s a reference to Heathers, one of my favourite teen thrillers of all time and the reason why, to this day, I can’t walk past a Christian Slater movie without buying it. The exact quote is: “Dear diary, my teen angst bullsh*t has a body count”. The title sums up what makes teen mystery, horror and thriller stories great.