As our long-time followers will know, February’s Women in Horror Month celebrations are extremely important to us. Being the head of one of the few female-fronted horror projects out there, where five of our eight volunteers being women, the campaign is particularly relevant to myself and Popcorn Horror.
The campaign is currently in it’s seventh year, and is a 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.
Throughout February, Popcorn Horror will be highlighting awesome indie horror projects created and headed by women. This will include filmmaking, art, writing, interviews and comics spotlights, as well as promotion on social media. We’ll also be looking back at some of the amazing contributions women have made to horror throughout history.
Even more exciting, Andrea, a member of the Popcorn Horror team took part in the Soska Sister’s Blood Drive element of the campaign – acting in a segment of the awareness film directed by Scottish horror director Andy Stewart. The film will be available from the 1st of February to check out.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Women in Horror Month on Popcorn Horror. If you are a woman working in the horror industry and would like us to showcase your work on Popcorn Horror please get in touch!