It’s been a great year for women in horror and, this Halloween, The Final Girls – a film collective exploring the intersections between feminism and horror films – present a selection of shorts from some of the most exciting new female voices in genre cinema. Films that delve deep into the darkest human desires, bringing an unforgettable array of monsters to the screen. This slick and scary ten-film programme explores themes of body anxiety, repressed desires, social pressures and unspoken fears. Embrace your nightmares because the future of horror is female.
The Puppet Man
Dir Jacqueline Castel/US 2016/6 mins
Dir Amelia Moses/CA 2017/13 mins
Dir Becki Pantling/GB 2017/9 mins
I Should Have Run
Dir Gabriela Staniszewska/GB 2016/4 mins
Sorry, We’re Closed
Dir Alexis Makepeace/CA 2016/6 mins
A Mother of Monsters
Dir Julia Zanin de Paula/BR 2017/9 mins
Dead. Tissue. Love.
Dir Natasha Austin-Green/GB 2016/10 mins
Don’t Think of A Pink Elephant
Dir Suraya Raja/GB 2017/7 mins
Dir Prano Bailey-Bond/GB 2016/5 mins
I Want You Inside Me
Dir Alice Shindelar/US 2016/13 mins
This screening will be introduced by Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe, aka The Final Girls.