02 Feb

WiHM: United In Blood 2016 (London, UK)

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Event: WIHM: United In Blood 2016

Date(s): February 23, 2016

Organizer Name: Jonathan Hughes

Location: The Whirled Cinema, South London, United Kingdom

Organizer(s): Jonathan Hughes

Contact Email: trailblazerjonnyh@hotmail.com

Website/Social Media Links:

http://www.whirledcinema.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/858978857482547/

Event Description:
Tuesday night February 23rd is a special night at The Whirled Cinema, London celebrating The Femme Fatales of The Silver Screen both in front of and behind the camera in Honour of Women in Horror Month. On this night they’re will be a presentation of 10 shorts from 9 of the most talented Independent Female Directors in the industry today. Andy Stewart is the 1st ever Male participant of The WIHM Massive Blood Drive. So to honour this landmark ‘INK’ Will be included in The Shorts Showcase also.

Following that is a special WiHM Panel featuring Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vincent, Katie Bonham, Abigail Blackmore and Jessica Messenger with Special Guest Moderator Emma Dark. During The Panel they’ll be a giveaway of exclusive signed Soska Sisters Prints & WIHM Merch.

After a short intermission. They’re will be a Presentation of The Soska Sisters WIHM Massive Blood Drive Featuring segments by The Soska Sisters, Jill Gevargizian, Joe Magna, Hannah Neurotica, Lisa Ovies, Tristan Risk, Maude Michaud, Patricia Chica, Andy Stewart, Nicole McClure, Veronica Hampson and Kate Taeuschel, and Gig Guerrero.

The Night Ends with The feature presentation ‘DYS’ directed by ‘Maude Michaud’

Tickets are on sale at www.whirledcinema.com

02 Feb

The Girls in the Back Row Horrorcast

tgitbr_logoEvent: The Girls in the Back Row Horrorcast

Date:   February 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th (2016)

Organizer(s): Kate Simpson

Contact: kateandtab@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: http://www.thegirlsinthebackrow.com

http://www.twitter.com/TGITBR

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Description:  The Girls in the Back Row, a horrorcast from the girls your mother always warned you about.

For the entire month of February, we will be focusing on women who contribute to our most beloved genre, horror.

Along with recognizing women from different mediums of the genre, we will be talking about movies that showcase incredible female performances while also following a “Love Gone Wrong” theme. How romantic…

February’s lineup:

Feb 4th – Bride of Frankenstein
Feb 11th – May (directed by Lucky McKee)
Feb 18th – compare/contrast Play Misty for Me & Fatal Attraction
Feb 25th – Let The Right One In

02 Feb

Women in Horror Day at the Asylum/Second Life

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Event: Women in Horror Day at the Asylum/Second Life

Date: Saturday,  February 27, 2016

Time:  2pm to 6 pm SLT (Pacific Time)

Location:  Second Life (see below)

Organizer(s): Suzi M and Sumiko Saulson

Contact: sumikoska@yahoo.com

Website/Social Media: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agravain/158/216/85

https://www.facebook.com/SuziMOfficial

http://www.SumikoSaulson.com

Description:  Horror authors Suzi M and Sumiko Saulson present Women in Horror Day at the Asylum in SecondLife. Suzi and Sumiko have a lot in common. Both women are goths, prolific writers in the horror genre, and fans of the 3D virtual world SecondLife. Suzi M has created a pair of gothic castles called Castle Nemesis and The Asylum, which are host to a number of attractions, including a library, movie theater, reading room, and two virtual dance clubs. The four hour event will feature an open mike poetry/prose reading, question and answer sessions with the authors, music, and dancing.

 

SUZI M:
Suzi M writes for fun and occasionally profit. The Immortal War Series – comprised of NEMESIS, LAMIA, and THE TOWER – can be found in both print and Kindle formats. In 2010, ten of Suzi’s short stories were published in the international Cover Stories Euphictional Anthology. Currently, Suzi is working on a several new projects and released The Lazarus Stone (Conspiracy Edit) under the pseudonym Xircon. When not busy with her own work or getting pictures and autographs of people who recognize her on the street, Suzi helps support the efforts of independent artists, writers, musicians, and film-makers.
You can follow her on Twitter @xirconnia or join the Suzi M Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/SuziMOfficial

 

SUMIKO SAULSON:
Born to African-American and Russian-Jewish parents, she is a native Californian, and has spent most of her adult life in the Bay Area. She is a horror blogger and journalist, graphic novelist, horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy writer. Her works include “60 Black Women in Horror,”“Death’s Cafe: Ashes and Coffee,” “Solitude,” “Warmth”, “Happiness and Other Diseases,” “Somnalia,” “Insatiable,” the Young Adult horror novella series “The Moon Cried Blood”, and the short story anthology “Things That Go Bump in My Head.”
Visit her at http://www.SumikoSaulson.com
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agravain/158/216/85

 

In SecondLife, contact Miki Bizet, Cinnamon Zemenis, Nemesis Navarathna or Xirconnia Morphett

31 Jan

It’s Black History and Women in Horror Month Blog Series

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Event: It’s Black History and Women in Horror Month Blog Series

Date: February 2-25th 2016

Location:  www.graveyardshiftsisters.com

Organizer(s):  Ashlee Blackwell

Contact:  ashlee@graveyardshiftsisters.com

Social Media: https://twitter.com/GraveyardSister

https://www.facebook.com/graveyardshiftsisters/

Description: The premiere blog that celebrates the visibility of Black women in the horror community will add brand new content to its regular February blog series this year that will focus on the current creators who are making history today.

You’ll hear from Black women horror fans, bloggers, and emerging filmmakers who continue to state the importance of the genre and its significance in the lives of people of color to tell stories that are culturally relevant.

31 Jan

A Women & Black History In Horror Month Celebration! (San Diego, CA)

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Event:  A Women & Black History In Horror Month Celebration!

Date: February 20, 2016

Time: 4pm-11pm

Location: MOPA // 1649 El Prado// San Diego, CA 92101

Organizer(s): Miguel Rodriguez,  Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Contact: http://www.hifilmfest.com/contact-horrible-imaginings/

Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/HorribleImaginings

https://twitter.com/HIFFSD

Description:  Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is gearing up to celebrate Women in Horror Month and Black History Month in partnership with Graveyard Shift Sisters, and Horror House Party!

Often stereotyped as a boy’s club genre, the horror genre has nonetheless featured incredibly talented women and people of color behind the camera. To pay tribute to these hardworking folks who defy conventions and bring scares, the turn-of-the-millennium classic “American Psycho,” directed by Mary Harron, will be featured in its appropriate 35mm format!

Also in honor of Black History Month, the hypnotic actress Marlene Clark will be spotlighted in a repertory screening of “Ganja and Hess,” Bill Gunn’s subversive answer to both the Blaxploitation and vampire genres.

Join us for both of these rare screenings in honor of this great occasion!

29 Jan

Grim Panel: Sinister Grin Press and The Sisters of Slaughter (Podcast)

grimtidingswihmEvent: The Grim Tidings Podcast Presents – Grim Panel: Sinister Grin Press and The Sisters of Slaughter

Date: February 19, 2016

Location: Online (see website link below)

Organizer(s): Rob Matheny

Contact: robmatheny80@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: http://thegrimtidingspodcast.podbean.com

Description: The Grim Tidings Podcast presents it’s first panel of 2016, Grim Panel: Sinister Grin Press, the Sisters of Slaughter, and Hannah Neurotica.

February is Women in Horror Month! Join us for a round table podcast discussion as we chat with horror publisher Sinister Grin Press, along with the author team known as the Sisters of Slaughter – Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason – twin sisters with a taste for blood, and the founder of Women in Horror Month, writer, and filmmaker, Hannah Neurotica.

We’ll highlight all the the inner workings of the small Texas based horror press, author collaboration, horror inspiration, influences, a special reading, and more.

29 Jan

Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Authors Blog Series

Event:  Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Authors

Date: February 1-29th, 2016

Location: Online (see blog link below)

Organizer(s): Nina D’Arcangela

Contact: darc.nina@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: https://ninadarc.wordpress.com

https://twitter.com/Sotet_Angyal

Description: I’ll be featuring a new Female Horror Writer on my blog, Spreading the Writer’s Word, each day throughout the month of February. https://ninadarc.wordpress.com

28 Jan

Dark Delicacies & Etheria Charity Signing Event (Burbank, CA)

Event:  Dark Delicacies & Etheria charity signing event

Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Dark Delicacies // 3512 W Magnolia Blvd// Burbank, CA 91505

Contact: Sue Howison //  darkdel@darkdel.com

Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/events/562510263914823/

Description: 

On February 27, 2016, collect the signatures of amazing women working behind the scenes in horror films! Women directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, and more are an integral part of horror history and have contributed so much to our beloved genre. Come celebrate these women and their accomplishments by having your DVD or poster signed, purchasing one of their autographed photos, and having your own photo snapped with them.

 All of the autograph proceeds of this event will go to benefit charity. Reel Grrls (http://www.reelgrrls.org) empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production. We will also be raising funds for Celeste Yarnall, star of Beast of Blood (1970) and The Velvet Vampire (1971), who is currently undergoing treatment for stage 3 ovarian cancer that is not covered by her medical insurance. You can read more about Celeste and her health crisis at Shock Till You Drop. We’ll have signed DVDs and photos from Celeste, as well as DVDs, comic books, and other materials available from all of our celebrities.

Confirmed to Attend:

Sandy King Carpenter is an artist, writer, film producer, and the president of Storm King Productions. She produced the horror films Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), Body Bags (1993), In the Mouth of Madness  (1994), Village of the Damned (1995), Ghosts of Mars(2001), Vampires (2002), and Vampires: Los Muertos (2002). Her comic books include John Carpenter’s Asylum and John Carpenter’s Tales For a HalloweeNight

Rae Dawn Chong has appeared in numerous cult genre films and TV series, such as Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990), but she is also a horror film director. Her short horror comedy film Cursed Part 3 (2000) launched the career of movie star Chris Pratt and parodies the business of making horror films.

Jackie Kong is the director of the cult horror films The Being (1983) and Blood Diner (1987). She is embarking on the next phase of her directing career, with several new genre projects in the pipeline.

Jace Anderson is the prolific co-screenwriter of over one dozen horror and thriller feature films including the remake of Night of the Demons (2009) and Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears (2007).

Rena Riffel is known for her eclectic roles in cult films such as Showgirls (1995) and Mulholland Drive (2001), but is also an independent filmmaker. Her films as director include the tongue-in-cheek sequel Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven (2011), Trasharella (2009), and Astrid (2015).

Jennifer Blanc is a director and producer, spearheading a slate of new horror films through her company Blanc Beihn Productions. Her recent films as director are the horror/sci-fi The Night Visitor (2013) and the horror/thriller The Girl (2014), and she has produced over 22 features in the last five years including The Victim (2011) and Among Friends (2012).

Deborah Brock wrote and directed the sequel Slumber Party Massacre II (1987), of the iconic slasher trilogy, as well as the cult sequel Rock and Roll High School Forever (1991). Her new sci-fi horror comic Spoilerland (Issue #1) has just been released from Emet Comics.

Kristina Klebe is a familiar face in modern horror films, from Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) to last year’s Tales of Halloween (2015). She’s also a budding director, with several gruesome short films: Daddy’s Little Girl (2012) and As Human As Animal (2011, starring Diamond Dallas Page).

 

And more to be announced!

About Etheria Film Night

Etheria Film Night is a showcase screening of a progressive slate of genre films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. www.etheriafilmnight.com

About Dark Delicacies

Sue and Del Howison formed Dark Delicacies in 1994. They have been featured on the SyFy Channel, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Daily News, Fangoria magazine, and Bookcase magazine.

More Info
For more information, please contact Sue Howison at darkdel@darkdel.com

27 Jan

Women in Horror Meet Up (London, England)

Event: Women in Horror – Meet up

Date: Tuesday February 16, 2016

Time: 7pm

Location:  The Friendly Society // 79 Wardour Street, Bsmt, W1D 6QB // London, United Kingdom

Organizer(s): Melanie Light

Contact: misartressmelanie@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667401846862545/

Description:  A friendly social evening get together to talk horror with  likeminded genre fans of the macabre, from film makers, feminists, artists, techies to performers and writers. Hopefully some new and old friends to be united under one very fancy pants bar roof!

27 Jan

ScreamVention (Dublin, Ireland)

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Event: ScreamVention

Date: February 27th & 28th 2016

Time: 10am-6pm

Location: The Red Cow Moran Hotel Dublin

Organizer(s): Lisa O Brien

Contact: screamvention@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: www.screamvention.com
https://www.facebook.com/ScreamVention-896400457117642/

Description:  ScreamVention is the first based horror convention in Ireland – we designed to have ScreamVention in the month of February so we could start dedicating and supporting the women in industry, this is an area of our event we hope will grow each year!

We have the famous women in horror joining us; Barbie Wilde, Jessica Cameron & Heather Dorff – come and meet them as they discuss their part within the women horror scene.