It’s February, the shortest month of the year, but one of my favorites, where we celebrate Black history, some of our nation’s first Presidents, and also, Women in Horror! Women film makers in general rarely get the attention or support they deserve in a field ran by men. With such strong creative voices out there like Jennifer Kent, Joanna Vuckovic, Axelle Carolyn and more, it’s great to see an organization trying to get more awareness out there, and doing a good deed at the same time!
Each year, this being the sixth, Women in Horror (WIH) holds a Massive Blood Drive, spearheaded by a collection of short films led by the Soska Sisters (SEE NO EVIL 2, AMERICAN MARY). This year’s collection of female created horror is a fun mix with the aim of getting you out there to donate blood. That being the case, the shorts are all blood-centric as well, filled with plenty of gore and other things that make this one fairly NSFW.
Check out this year’s video and then my brief reviews, with links below on ways to learn more about Women in Horror Month!
Feliz Cumpleanos by Gigi Saul Guerrero: Very inspired by Robert Rodrigues, feeling like a spiritual sequel to FROM DUSK TIL DAWN.
Letting by Hannah Neurotica: Can’t go wrong with creepy dolls! Though I didn’t realize dolls had actual guts instead of stuffing.
Bloodbath by Maude Michaud: As literal as you can get.
All Night Long by Tamae Garateguy & Jimena Monteoliva: Steamy, then bloody. The small glimpse into the world makes me intrigued, wanting to see more about it.
Blood Orange by Jessica Cameron: Trying to blendy creepy with a cult feel, but comes across more as campy.
Ripe N’ Bloody by Patricia Chica: Gorey, disturbing, and the payoff is perfect! My favorite of the bunch!
Police Brutality by Jill Sixx Gervagizian: Arty, creepy, and ethereal. Would like to see more.
Spare Some Change by Chelsey Burdon: Interesting take on panhandling, though the shift midway is a bit jarring.
Give It Up by Soska Sisters: Hilarious take on music videos, flipping the script on roles of men vs women.
WIH Massive Blood Drive Info: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/massive-blood-drive/
WIH Mission: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/about/misson/
How to get involved: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/get-involved/
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