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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Feb 22, 2022

“The Prayer of Ninety Cats” by Caitlín R. Kiernan is a story about a film critic watching a film, specifically a fictional film about Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess. Through the description of this experience, however, Kiernan moves the reader beyond the spectacle of the theater and film to explorations of film history and critique, discussions of representation and illusion, and questions of how and why we adapt histories and legends for the screen.    

Recommended in this episode: Thornhill by Pam Smy

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.