Colorful text on the book cover for "1000 Women in Horror: 1895-2018"

THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES and THE FINAL GIRLS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL Co-Present: GHOULS TO THE FRONT: RETHINKING WOMEN’S HORROR FILMMAKING

Hosted by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Author and Film Critic, 1000 Women in Horror

While researching and writing her book 1000 Women in Horror, 1895-2018, Australian film critic and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas was struck by the scope of women’s horror filmmaking. That scope leads to some important – and sometimes difficult – questions: are horror films made by women necessarily ‘feminist’? What do we mean when we talk about ‘feminism’ anyway? Do women make necessarily different kinds of horror films to men and represent violence in different ways? And who has told us which women horror filmmakers’ matter – and, through their omission from popular memory, which ones don’t?

Rather than presenting a singular alternate history of women’s horror filmmaking, Heller- Nicholas seeks to blow open the way we think about this subject more broadly, looking at a range of examples from around the world in order to think through ways we can collectively rethink the history of horror more broadly to be more inclusive, more representative, and more fun.

Saturday February 6th, 5:00pm EST. The event is online, free, and open to viewing from anywhere in the world. Please visit Final Girls Berlin website for more details.