It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. It’s Women in Horror Month!
My original plan for this was to write up a list, with little reviews attached, of 28 horror films made by women that are more than worth watching so you could fill every day of February with badass women. Including sequels, which wasn’t something I had initially planned to do, I only made it to day seventeen. Depressing as that is, maybe the simple lack of women in the director’s chair will inspire more to come and claim their thrones. Still, I truly hope you seek out such wonderful films as Near Dark by Kathryn Bigelow, the Slumber Party Massacre series – all three films directed by three different women, and American Mary by my ultimate lady crushes Jen and Sylvia Soska.
Speaking of the Twisted Twins, every year they do a lovely PSA for the WIHM Blood Drive; the sisters truly go above and beyond to make sure you donate blood to those in need. You can find their (and others) PSAs HERE. The blood drive is worldwide so all you have to do is go to your local Red Cross or blood bank to donate.
Not only interested in your blood, Women in Horror Month is about highlighting the work of women with their Ax Wound Film Festival. While it doesn’t actually take place this month, the submissions open up in March, so now would be a good time to work on yours. You can find other events that span the entirety of February (such as film festivals, podcasts, and readings from female horror writers) HERE, and if none of the current events are your thing, you can set up your own event HERE.