Mary Beth McAndrews recently received her Master's of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. While there, she focused on cinema and media studies and gender studies. She is the senior editor for Much Ado About Cinema and a senior contributor for Nightmare on Film Street. She is also an editor for Directed By Women's #Crucial21DbW initiative. She has bylines online and in print for outlets such as Polygon, Grim Magazine, Girls on Tops, Reel Honey, and Vague Visages. Previously, she worked for National Geographic and Discovery Communications in social and digital media. She received her B.A. in English and film studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2014. When she's not writing, she's scouring the Internet for the next weird horror movie to watch or bothering her cat, Zucchini.