Collage by Chloe Leeson
Women in Horror Month aims to showcase and carve out a space for women in the horror genre. Whether this be behind the scenes, writing, directing, producing or on-screen badass-ery. A true celebration of everything bloody and brilliant. During the month of February, here at Screenqueens we’re going to be showing off masses of female talent in our showcase, this could be anything from amateur experimental shorts to festival circulating features so keep your eyes peeled.
Gokce is wannabe female director and cinefille from Istanbul. She’s spent her entire conscious adulthood filming her surroundings, anytime, anywhere, without any reason (at times with some reason). She prefers (for now) improvisation during filming and edits the raw data according to her mood and whatever pops into her mind in the moment.
Rabarba is one of these performances without preparation. It was a funny process with everyone laughing and asking her questions like “what are we going to do next? What’s my line? What’s my step?” and so on. In the end they were surprised that the edit resulted in a different way than merrymaking and gave them a thrill.
Rachel Glassman is a high school aspiring filmmaker located in Toronto, Canada. Rachel and three other girls from her highschool have all written, directed, produced and acted in this film about a young girl faced with a Stalker. Combined with strange occurrences throughout a regular day, The Stalker is a psychological horror film.
Madeleine Martin is a Raindance Film MA student and recently made Henri as a 48 hour challenge (and won). She’s currently in pre-production with the same director for another short called The Hike which is a horror, as well as a mumble-core short scheduled for filming in July and their first feature next summer.
‘A Noiva’ (The Bride) is a 2007 short that homages the american slasher genre, the giallo looks and the asian horror iconography. It was made fresh out of film school. It played in over 50 film festivals worldwide. It is about a legend of Northen Portugal, about a ghost bride who haunts couples in the Douro river.
By Chloe Leeson
Categories: Women Film-makers