To celebrate Women In Horror Recognition month, Day of the Woman is celebrating by compiling the ABC's of women in horror.
PlanetFury.com and continues to write about women directors of genre films. Her news website PlanetEtheria.com is all about women directors of horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. Heidi is the co-director of the Viscera Film Festival the first women’s-only genre film festival in the world, and she’s also the director of the Etheria Film Festival, which shows only science fiction and fantasy directed by women. To put it simply, Heidi Honeycutt is an inspiration, and a beacon of hope for women in horror everywhere.
TODAY'S PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER: H
this story are female (with some major lesbian undertones) and seem to be struggling to escape the terror of an unknown man. While the twist ending seems to be what prevents this from being a feminist film, it is still about and driven by strong women struggling to overcome turmoil both mentally and physically without the help of a male.
Urban Legend. She had some reoccurring roles on the show Charmed but she recently got back into her horror roots...literally. Rob Zombie cast Danielle to play Annie Brackett in his Halloween remake as well as the sequel H2. Quickly following, Adam Green scooped her up for his Hatchet films just to add to her impressive resume of horror credits.
A Nightmare on Elm Street. Nancy Thompson isn't just a character, she's an icon; and Heather Langenkamp gave us a performance (whether it was Oscar worthy has nothing to do with it) that we won't ever be able to forget. Not only was Nancy (in my opinion) the strongest of the final girls, but Heather Langenkamp is an actress that never forgot where she came from. Years after putting away her shield against the razored gloves, she returned to her roots by serving as not only the executive producer and an actress, but also the narrator of the incredible documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. Langenkamp and her husband, David Leroy Anderson, own and operate AFX Studio, a Special F/X Make-Up firm that is credited with the special make-up for such films as Dawn of the Dead, Dragonfly, Frost/Nixon, and Angels & Demons. As of right now, Heather Langenkamp directed an autobiographical documentary about her career as Freddy's favorite teenager titled I Am Nancy.
Obviously, there are PLENTY of women and films that have yet to be uncovered, but who knows...maybe they'll make an appearance under another letter. Stay tuned to Day of the Woman for a continuation of this series and
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