A new review for Karen Lam's Doll Parts!
Justin Hamelin, who runs Mangled Matters and a Women in Horror blog, posted a review for Karen Lam’s acclaimed short film Doll Parts! Woohoo!!
It's not a small world, it's a Fantastic Planet...
….yeah, yeah. I know. Let’s not dwell. Anyway, over on Planet Etheria, that website’s creator (as well as Viscera boardwoman and all around hoopy frood) Heidi Honeycutt highlighted a few of the female-created offerings playing now through April 1 at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, which includes Karen Lam’s Doll Parts!
Women Directors in Jeopardy...so to speak.
Over on Planet Fury.com, Andre Dumas made a post about how he was watching the game show Jeopardy and, well…it’s a short, but telling post. You should read it.
Boobies good, peenies bad...
A really great piece has been posted on AllHorror.com called Sometimes It Doesn’t Get Better. Written by Dave Pace, it points out the “crypto-bigotry” inherent when one sees male genitalia on screen instead of female and was inspired by the newest Troma release Father’s Day. It also calls out to horror fans to remember that “We’re seen as the freaks and mutants...
When Women Look...
The second of James Morgart’s guest blog pieces for the University of Stirling website is up now: When Women Look: American Female Horror Fans. His previous piece: What Women Fear: The Horror of Viscera Film Festival.
Dissecting female archetypes in slasher horror...
An interesting paper was posted on Tumblr a few weeks ago dissecting Women in Horror focusing specifically on the slasher subgenre’s Final Girl (and throwing some body horror in there for good measure in the form of the film Teeth.) What do you think about what was said? (I’m kinda annoyed by the fact that the author never once mentioned that all of the films she cites were directed...
"I had almost forgotten that it was a horror."
MiddleChildReviews.com has posted a positive review of Curio co-founder Karen Lam’s short film Doll Parts. “Doll Parts, the much anticipated short horror by Karen Lam, had only three characters in it but was gripping until the very end. I had almost forgotten that it was a horror. Starring David Lewis, watch out for this one at future film fests.” Click here to read the...
Poster for Karen Lam's new short film debuted over...
Karen Lam, co-founder of Curio Media, debuted the one-sheet this past weekend for her newest short film: The Stolen. The poster was designed and created by Viscera artist Irene Langholm. Like The Stolen (short film) on Facebook!
"What can audiences do to help female...
A great article on ways the audience can help encourage women behind the camera as well as better roles for women was posted a several days ago on Vancouver, B.C. website Straight.com. Written by Craig Takeuchi, the article lists a multitude of ways for people to be more proactive in the things we watch. It also has a quick word from Curio Media co-founder Karen Lam!
Some call him Nerd King. I call him...Tim. JOSS! I...
The following is a message from LB: I’ve been waiting to see Cabin in the Woods since it was announced a couple of years ago and I’m so excited that it’s now, finally, seeing the light of day! That said…I can’t tell you if the link I’m about to post about his panel at SxSW is good because I refuse to read it. I’m trying to stay as spoiler free as possible....
Some films to inspire the female filmmakers of...
Movies.com’s Monika Bartyzel wrote the article “Girls on Film:10 Must-See Titles To Inspire Girls With Film” and it does happen to cover the breadth and width of film, including horror in the form of writer/director Emily Hagins who, at only 18 years of age, has already made two feature length films (go to your video rental place of choice and get ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE. Yes,...
Viscera founder Shannon Lark interviewed by Oxygen...
A great, though short, interview with Viscera Film Festival’s founder, filmmaker, and actress Shannon Lark has been posted on the Oxygen Ireland website!
Attention lady filmmakers: grant opportunity!
Ladies: need some money to help finish your film? Apply for Women in Film’s Film Finishing Grant. Deadline is May 18. Click here to read more about it on the Deadline Hollywood website. I don’t see genre films listed or mentioned, but that doesn’t mean you can’t apply (unless yours is a student project.) Good luck!
Karen Lam interviewed for the WE Vancouver!
(Athena Wong took the photo of the physical paper featuring Karen on the cover. Is that too confusing? — LB) Karen Lam’s short film Doll Parts plays tomorrow at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival in Canada. Not only did WE Vancouver interview her, they made her their cover story! Click here to read the interview.
In honour of International Women's History Day...
(image from the article herein linked) The independent, a UK-based news source, as posted an article Sunday, March 4, on the best and worst places to be a woman.
Great editorial about women in horror on The...
James Morgart, Viscera’s Director of Media and Distribution, has posted a great editorial called “What Women Fear”, focusing specifically on Viscera films, on the University of Stirling’s The Gothic Imagination. Visit the Viscera Film Festival on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!
Karen Lam interviews!
Curio Media co-founder Karen Lam’s award winning short film Doll Parts is playing as part of the Vancouver Women in Film Festival THIS WEEKEND in Vancouver, British Columbia! You can read a quick interview with Karen by Marie-Claire Arnott on Suite101.com. She was also interviewed by Briana from the Electric Playground and is featured at the 8:15 mark in part two of March 5’s...
Heidi Honeycutt on the Rue Morgue Podcast.
Heidi Honeycutt, owner of Planet Fury and Planet Etheria, Viscera Film Festival co-founder, and Women in Horror Month board person was recently interviewed on Rue Morgue’s Podcast. What do you all think about what she had to say?
"Stop Trying to Get the Boys Back and Chase the...
Opinion by LB: This article is frustrating in that it panders to the idea that women only want fluffy pink romantic stories, but the basic gist of it is right on. What do y’all think? http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/note-to-studios-stop-trying-to-get-the-boys-back-and-chase-the-women
Kickaction.ca article on Women and Horror!
Dara Jade Moats recently interviewed Karen Lam, co-founder of Curio Media, and Shannon Lark, actress, filmmaker, and founder of the Viscera Film Festival, about Viscera and women in the genre and film industry as a whole for kickaction.ca! Click here to read the article!
"Ten of the Most Powerful Female Characters in...
In celebration of Women’s History Month (which is March and news to me, but I’m down with it! — LB), Flavorwire has posted a list of ten strong female characters from modern and classic literature. Nine out of ten of the choices are English language novels. Do you have a favourite strong female character from literature (not films, not mythology)?
Pakistan's first Oscar award went to Sharmeen...
It’s not genre and it’s non-fiction, but the subject of the documentary is horrible at best… Pakistan received its first ever Academy Award nomination, and subsequent win this past Sunday, for the short documentary “Saving Face” co-directed by a woman named Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. The film chronicles a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who reconstructs the faces of...