08 Feb

Melbourne Horror Film Society Presents: Goodnight Mommy

Event: Women In Horror Month: GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Date: February 21, 2017

Location: LongPlay 

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $8

Organizer(s): Melbourne Horror Film Society

Contact: melissa.begg@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/239963319740759??ti=ia

Description: For the first of our special Women In Horror Month events for 2017, we’ll be screening GOODNIGHT MOMMY. This beautifully shot, disturbing and quite gruesome horror is a German language / Austrian production released in 2014 and the debut feature film from writer/director team Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.

After returning home covered in bandages from presumed plastic surgery procedures, mother doesn’t seem like herself to her two young twin boys. They become increasingly convinced the one person they trust the most is not actually their mother and react accordingly.. In addition to making the audience feel afraid for the children, Goodnight Mommy also effectively highlights fears felt by many women – feeling alien and alone as her own sons reject her and deem her a threat to their safety.

The night will kick off at 7.30pm with an introduction from Mel discussing the film, as well as an overview of Women In Horror and the significance of the Women In Horror movement to celebrate and showcase the achievements of women in horror!

We look forward to seeing all the women and the men on this night..
Bob, Matt, David, Mel & Adam


Newcomers, LongPlay has a dedicated cinema with a great size screen and the front bar offers tasty food and beverages that will be available on the night.
Remember: memberships are required to attend our screenings and will be available to purchase on the night.
Mini memberships give you access to 3 screenings for just $8.
Full memberships cover you for 12 screenings and will set you back $25.

02 Feb

Women in Horror Month Showcase (Melbourne)

WiH profile picLocation: Melbourne, Australia

Date: Saturday February 21, 2015

Contact: dirntygirrl@gmail.com

Website/Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/895869520444121/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49&sid_create=74150114

Description: February is the international recognition month for Women in Horror.

We are hoping to share with you a fundraising event that’s happening right here in Melbourne on Saturday February 21st.From humble beginnings as a 3CR community radio special, evolving into a successful mini festival in February 2014. Women in Horror Melbourne is celebrating its fourth year at Northcote’s artistic hub 303.Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events. The vision is a world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.

Statistics show that women are still not offered the same opportunities as men due to a variety of reasons from discrimination to female professionals accepting less than they are worth in order to receive the same opportunities as their male colleagues.
According to the mainstream and past feminist studies – horror has earned the distinction of one of the most objectifying genres. Utilising the genre in art to explore the female perspective, vocalizing their own concerns within the genre via websites, blogs and the sharing of female generated content – it’s creating a domino effect.

WiHM exists to assist the much bigger movement of equal rights. Men play a vital part in the female gender reaching equality. There are many male WiHM supporters and artists who choose to assist and work with professional and talented underrepresented females. Participating in positive, constructive environments that encourage and provide a safe platform for women to share and explore is vital.

Due to the success and positive outreach from the local genre community in previous years, we would love you to help us make WiHM 2015 our biggest year yet. Please join us in an effort to raise awareness of the need for gender equality in the arts sector.

Women in Horror Month is all about expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.

Come celebrate with us!


This year boast an impressive line up of female artists from a bevy of assorted meduims in the horror genre.

HEIDI LEE DOUGLAS (Little Lamb Movie)
CAITLIN KOLLER (Maid of Horror)
URSULA DABROWSKY( Ursula Dabrowsky’s Inner Demon)

Showcasing the amazing Jägerkrieg Art

Burlesque performance by Melbourne Gorlesque’s own and Australian burlesque darling, Betty Blood

A special performance from female fronted horror band, Crepter Children.

All proceeds from this event are donated to WestCASA
Footscray, a community based women’s shelter.

$10 entry fee

More to be announced, so stay tuned!!



Thank you so much to all of the wonderfully talented film makers, artists and patrons who made our fundraiser a success. It was a great night that once again, surpassed our expectations and proved we really should get a bigger venues in the future. We were packed!!  The funds have not yet been counted, but i will be posting soon for you all to see the amazing support we received for westCASA and the wonderful WIH!Thanks also to Sonja Hammer Baz Bizzy and Sci-fi and Squeam for all the beautiful images and podcasts!” -Per https://www.facebook.com/WiH.Melbourne

Stay tuned here for more updates!

12 Jan

Cinerarium’s Women In Horror Month Screening (Melbourne)

Cinerarium Location: Wilde Bar, 153 Gertrude St. Fitzroy, Melbourne

Date: Wednesday February 18, 2015

Organizer(s): The Cinerarium Film Society

Contact:  thecinerarium@gmail.com

Website/Social Media Links:



Description: In February 2015 The Cinerarium Film Society will be taking part in Women in Horror month. The event, to be held on February 17th at Wilde Bar on Gertrude St Fitzroy, will be a screening of two films with an introductory talk on each by Eleanor Colla and Jemima Bucknell, two Melbourne film-liking gals who run Cinerarium.
For more event details please check our social media pages closer to the time.

01 Feb

Women in Horror Month Australia


Friday, February 21, 2014 / 7pm / Bar 291 Albert Street Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria


Description From The Organizers:

This Feb 2014, we are holding a fundraising gig which would include special guests, live acts and short film screenings.

With funds raised, we wish to donate to a charity that deals with domestic violence and sexual assault against women, WESTcasa.

All the while, promoting women’s involvement in the genre of horror and exploitation through this controversial, yet artistic platform.

Special guests include…

ISABEL PEPPARD Butterflies – a stop motion animation

BRIONY KIDD & REBECCA THOMSON Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival.

The eternally gore-jus Horror pin up/actress Skye Medusa

Miserys Malice of TRASHARAMA and Miserymalice’s Shooting Spree (who has also been kind enough to donate prints featuring a brand new photography concept that relates directly to our cause.)

The lovely Fif Assault / Fifi La Roux will be our host with the most, rocking the MC and keeping us on out toes!

Trashing the perception of perfection with garters, beer and cherry red lipstick BURLESQUE PERFORMER, Dallas Vandal will be just one of the awesome acts in between SCREAMings!!

We are also oh so lucky to have Melbourne Gorelesque’s own and Australian Burlesque darling, Betty Blood!!!

Films screening on the night include…

Isabel Peppard’s multi-award winning short Butterflies.

Rebecca Thomson’s darkly comic short film CUPCAKE – A Zombie Lesbian Musical

Along with Ursula Dabrowsky’s INNER DEMON promo we are fortunate enough to be screening some incredible shorts from the Stranger With My Face Film Festival.

We are also highly anticipating a very special P.S.A. announcement as well as a personal message to be screened to everyone on the night from the Twisted Twins themselves, The Soska Sisters! tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS

As all good things must come to an end, we decided ours should go out with a BANG! So, we invited everyone’s favorite 3 piece trash-sleaze rock act Muscle Mary to close for us!


The lovely and talented Melbourne based lads, Clint Cure and Adrian Goodman have joined forces to produce a mega male filmmaker advocacy sideshow on Feb 13th!!

You can check out this event here ….