A very happy Women in Horror Month to all of our readers! Popcorn Horror has been involved with this awesome campaign since 2012, and we’re thrilled to be joining the celebrations again.
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.
We’ve covered female horror bloggers, names to watch, Shit People Say to Women Who like Horror, terrifying mythological women and the importance of the campaign in previous years – our own Andrea even bared all for the yearly WiHM blood drive organised by the Soska Sisters!
So what’s in store for 2017? First up, we’ve partnered with the fantastic Jennifer’s Bodies Film Festival for it’s seventh year of bringing female directed independent horror to Scotland. We’re really excited to be working with Jennifer, who was a panellist at our Halloween festival, to bring the people of Glasgow a taste of female terror!
The Popcorn Horror magazine for February, as well as some Valentines theming, will be celebrating the work of women in the horror industry. Founder of the Women in Horror campaign Hannah Neurotica will be telling us more about the cause. Some of the talented ladies with Fear Front Publishing and E.A Black will be exclusively sharing extracts from their horror books. There’s a visual timeline of the history of women in horror, while Kriss Pickering will be exploring the history of Scream Queens. Sarah Allan, the creator of our favourite horror nerd ‘Blaire‘ has a special comic for this issue, and our friend Jennifer will be talking to us about founding Scotland’s Women in Horror festival seven years ago.