Anya Stanley is a lifelong horror fan and a freelance writer. She specializes in horror film analysis from literary and feminist perspectives. Her work has been seen in Birth.Movies.Death, Dread Central, Blumhouse, Vague Visages, Diabolique Magazine, and F This Movie!. Her feminist analysis of American Mary has earned praise from the film's creators, the Soska Twins.
In April 2017, Daily Grindhouse launched Anya's weekly Video Nasties column, in which she tackles the 72 films banned in the UK during the 1980's. She also has a crosstalk column with Mike Thorn at Vague Visages, where they hold in-depth discussions on horror franchises.
In addition to her writing, Anya has made guest appearances on multiple podcasts to include After Midnight, and SPLATHOUSE. She has served as a judge and editor in the Horror Writers Flash Fiction 2016 Contest, and served as a voting jury member for Horror Movie Podcast's 2016 Horror Cinema Awards.