Snow White and the Evil Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Antigone and Creon, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch, Fay Wray and King Kong, Joan de Arc and the Catholic Church, Minnie Mouse and that darn Peg Leg Pete...
Throughout the history of the world, women have had to cope with horrors of every shape and size. Some of these monsters have been evil incarnate, some have simply been misunderstood - all of them have been left to the fairer sex to handle.
This timeless idea is now revisited by 15 of today's most creative writes as they look at the idea of women and monsters from every angle possible.
First up, talented newcomers Jan Rukh, Laszlo Q.V. St-j. Xalieri, Ed Hickcox and Rose Fox set a serious tone with four terrific dramas all set in different genres.
After that, it's time for comedy as screenwriter Rick Leider charms us with a fairy tale gone deliciously wrong, while the always hilarious Adam Knave delivers a wacky vision of demons run-amuck on a children's TV show.
Not to be outdone, Mssrs. John French and James Chambers both deliver stories of supernatural investigation guaranteed to set just the right tone for our expert team of horror specialists.
Yes, it's an all-star line-up as Michael Amorel, Ron Fortier, Patrick Thomas, Danielle Ackley-McPhail and William Jones dazzle the entire audience, from the orchestra to those in the cheap seats, with five towering tales of titanic terror which no reader will forget anytime soon.
Then, the ever-unpredictable CJ Henderson hogs as much space as he can delivering two stories for review - one a tale of Lovecraftian feminism, then a second we think is destined to become a Die Monster Die classic!