Women of Horror 2 Film Festival, Chicago

Started by Elizabeth, April 15, 2010, 03:27:28 PM

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Elizabeth

http://www.horrorsociety.com/festivals/


Horror Society will feature films directed, produced, or written by women.

Saturday MAY 1st
5pm to 2am
Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641

ONLY $12 for over 8 hours of BLOODY GOOD FUN! Online Tickets coming soon!!

Our goal for this festival is to show the female side of the horror genre in a way that most of the horror fans are not familiar with. Many studios and companies need to stay away from this point of view because it does not attract the audience they are looking for. To us that is a shame. There are so many female directors doing indie horror now without the recognition they need and deserve. This is our chance to show those women that are making these types of films.

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LINEUP SO FAR...

SNUFF
http://maudemichaud.com/

GARGALESE
http://www.gargalese.com/

DONT LOSE HEART
http://www.thechainsawmafia.com/

ALICE JACOBS IS DEAD
http://www.strange-case.com/

I SPIT ON ELI ROTH
http://deviantpictures.com/

HEADING HOME
http://www.jane-rose.com/

MOVIE MONSTER INSURANCE
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947051/

BODY OF WORK
http://www.panicattackfilms.com/

TRIPPIN'
http://www.trippinthemovie.com/

NEAR DARK (35mm)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/

**ANOTHER SPECIAL FEATURE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON**

Various Local Trailers and a GRINDHOUSE/EXPLOITATION compilation Cult Movie fans will love!!

Elizabeth

I would like to encourage everyone here to visit Paula Hayfley's web site and check out the short,  MONSTER INSURANCE.  It's pretty fun!

http://www.heyflea.com/Moviemonsterinsurance.htm

Elizabeth

Update from Horror Society with an addition to the Women of Horror film fest line-up:

We just added the original The Fog (1980) on 35mm to the lineup for Women of Horror 2. May 1st,. Doors at 4:30pm. Tickets online now for only $10.



A great night just got even better! :)

Elizabeth

Times are now nailed down and posted over at the Horror Society web site (http://www.horrorsociety.com/festivals/):

4:30pm – Doors Open
5:00pm – Deadmanswake (band)
5:25pm – Snuff
5:30pm – Movie Monster Insurance
5:35pm – Heading Home
5:40pm – Alice Jacobs is Dead
6:00pm – Gargalese
6:20pm – Laura Q&A
6:30pm – Body of Work
6:50pm – Shayla Q&A
7:00pm – Break
7:30pm – I Spit on Eli Roth
7:35pm – Trippin'
9:00pm – Devi Q&A
9:15pm – Break
9:45pm – Near Dark (35mm)
11:15pm – Break
11:45pm – Eel Girl
11:50pm – Don't Lose Heart
12:00am – Grindhouse Comp
12:15am – The Fog (35mm)


Remember to bring some spare pocket money for the benefit auction and raffle, as there are going to be some AMAZING collectibles up for grabs that night-- raffle goodies, specialty autographed items and collectibles, something for everyone, and all money going to a good cause.

Also-- don't forget to set your TiVo, DVD-R or VHS to tape the special Svengoolie airing that night: 7pm, a three hour special show (special time, extended length)-- Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS in HD!

Opera Ghost



Various Local Trailers and a GRINDHOUSE/EXPLOITATION compilation Cult Movie fans will love!!

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We did this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In that, I mean, we took old prints and made new negs for Bob Murawki (who is partners with Sasha Stallone in Grindhouse, and won an Oscar for editing "Hurt Locker" this year)

The new prints actually look almost identical to the original but we were able to improve it a little bit with some of our processes. These trailers are priceless exploitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OG
"In each of us, two natures are at war--the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer..."

Gillman-Fan

I'll be getting there late . . . can't wait to see your 35mm features!

Elizabeth

Article from CHICAGO NOW about the Women of Horror film festival, with a list of Horror Society's picks for the 13 most important women in the horror history:

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/leshock-value/2010/04/movies-the-13-most-influencial-women-of-horror.html

Elizabeth

An article in today's CHICAGO TRIBUNE entitled, "Ladies, start your chain saws ... " about the Women of Horror film festival this weekend:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-mov-0430-women-horror-20100430,0,656499.story

Elizabeth

Quote from: Opera Ghost on April 29, 2010, 03:31:43 PM

We did this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In that, I mean, we took old prints and made new negs for Bob Murawki (who is partners with Sasha Stallone in Grindhouse, and won an Oscar for editing "Hurt Locker" this year)


Opera Ghost-  I am really looking forward to seeing you work!

The Horror Society does an amazing job of showcasing independent horror film-- I really value the opportunities they have afforded me to see a wide range of work.  So often, on line, I read about something but don't get a chance to see it-- it's great to have an organization that is shining a spot light on indie horror work!

CreepyJeff

Quote from: Elizabeth on April 30, 2010, 04:57:03 PM
An article in today's CHICAGO TRIBUNE entitled, "Ladies, start your chain saws ... " about the Women of Horror film festival this weekend:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-mov-0430-women-horror-20100430,0,656499.story
Read this today and was going to post here about it!  Yay for the horror society and women of horror everywhere!  Private "YAY" to Dean and the gang for the paragraph on "Gargolese".   :D
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