Popcorn Horror are proud to confirm their commitment to the Women in Horror Month campaign for our sixth year running. Since 2012, we have been thrilled to participate in this important project and celebrate the works of talented women in all sectors of the horror industry.
Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.
WiHM celebrates these contributions to horror throughout the year via the official WiHM blog, Ax Wound ,The Ax Wound Film Festival, and with the official WiHM event/project database in February. This database—in conjunction with the WiHM social media fan base—actively promotes do-it-yourself annual film screenings, blogs/articles, podcasts, and any other form of creative media with the ultimate goal of helping works by and featuring women reach a wider audience. This inclusive and positive movement is open to everyone.
Every year Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska produce an original Women in Horror Month PSA encouraging you to face your fears and donate life-saving blood. You can check out a previous campaign where Andrea from our team appeared in a segment created by local filmmaker Andy Stewart.
This February at Popcorn Horror, we’re celebrating all through the month. The next issue of our magazine will be themed around WiHM and Valentines, sharing the work and unique insights of women working in horror. There will also be some pieces on female horror history included, as well as film reviews and recommendations of work created by women.
On our website and social media, expect even more awesome content covering female horror history, trailers, spotlighted projects, artwork and interviews.
If you are a female horror creator and have trailers, art, comics, photography, writing or points of view to share, get in touch!
We hope you all join us and take part in the movement in February. Find out more about the campaign at the Women in Horror Month website.