The Women in Horror Film Festival has been hard at work, preparing for the third installment of the fest. Co-founder & fest director Vanessa Wright has restructured to include a special guest jury to assist in deciding who goes home with the coveted Lizzie award. The Women in Horror Film Festival is proud to welcome the following, esteemed panel of guest jurors: Actress & filmmaker Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Producer Marianne Maddalena (Scream, Wes Craven
I am a lifelong Ghostbuster fan. Born in 1984 my formative years revolved around the original two movies and the Saturday morning cartoon series. It sparked a love in me of both the horror genre as well as a curiosity about the paranormal and the unknown. In the late 90’s I watched the short lived animated reboot, Extreme Ghostbusters and I have read volumes of the extended universe comic series that is available on Amazon and other online platforms. For years I have watched
There's been a lot of backlash in the horror community since Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum declared that he's having problems finding women interested in directing horror films. After returning from the Women in Horror Film Festival and meeting some of the most talented women filmmakers currently in the industry, I was infuriated so I went and wrote an open letter to Mr. Blum about the issue. The fact is, we've got an industry and a culture that marginalizes women and makes them w
I've been talking about the Women in Horror Film Festival literally since I left last fall from Peachtree City, Georgia. The festival was four days of the most unique and original independent films with a focus on women in cinema. More than just directors and writers, women from all aspects of the film making process were considered for honors, awards, and participation with a focus on celebrating their role within the collaborative efforts of film. It was an inclusive, welco
Los Angeles, CA - Random Media is crossing over to the other side with the limited theatrical and nationwide VOD release of Michael Mongillo's Diane, the story of a wounded veteran and the beautiful corpse he stumbles across that leads him down a rabbit hole. Diane held its world premiere at FrightFest in London, where BritFlicks described Mongillo's latest as "Jacob's Ladder meets Memento". The film later had its US premiere at the New York City Horror Film Festival and was
Los Angeles, CA (August 8th, 2018) – After the overwhelming success of Hell House LLC since its release in 2016, fans have been clamoring to know if and when writer and director Stephen Cognetti would be following up this critically acclaimed found footage horror film with a sequel, this September. Now, here it is - Hell House LLC II –The Abaddon Hotel. The sequel picks up eight years since the opening night tragedy of Hell House LLC; still many unanswered questions remain.
In 1892, Lizzie Borden, a seemingly proper young lady from an upstanding Massachusetts family, was accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother. Although she was tried and acquitted by an all-male jury, no other suspect was ever located. More than a century later, the crime continues to fascinate, puzzle and repulse. Did Lizzie really kill her parents? If so, what drove her to commit such an unthinkable act? And if she didn’t, who did? Lizzie delves deep into the c
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Linz, Austria - Sodom & Chimera Productions, known for their experimental features and short films, is inviting likeminded filmmakers to Europe this September with the inception of the Steel City Underground Film Festival (SCUFF). A celebration of horror, arthouse, experimental and weird cinema, SCUFF is curated and hosted by Sodom & Chimera's founder James Quinn (Flesh of the Void, Sulphur for Leviathan).
There’s nothing better than waking up during this festive season, checking the e-mail and seeing a scare maker share their work with us; it’s a spooky surprise, a creepy stocking stuffer, a present of horror – and thanks to Andrew J.D. Robinson of Workobeyfilms here are four short films to make holidays a little more red. Robinson has four short films and first up is, Sightings with a run-time of 02m: 06s. This short film explores the emotional loss two sisters feel for the
Throughout the past few years there have been challenges that have gone viral over the internet, some that has done some good, like the ice bucket challenge while others have had participants, literally, set themselves on fire. Here is a new one: can you watch 4 hours of screams? Shudder has compiled a video, “A stream of Screams,” which are horror film screams that range from blockbusters to B-movie fare. Now, the question is, how long can you last? Will you make it to see s