‘Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid’ is the third edition of the Viewster Online Film Festival, the largest global online film festival, celebrating the fantastical and the creepy, the horrifying and the amazing, drawing on influences from science fiction, horror/paranormal, fantasy, thrillers…and the outright weird. Joining this year’s jury panel is cult favourite (and Teutonic badass) Udo Kier. Read on for more details.
With the success of its first edition last year, The Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo is back for its 2nd edition! An event dedicated to showcasing and promoting female filmmakers in the horror genre, the festival will be held from October 25th till the 31st in Shibuya, Tokyo. Read on for your first look at the festival’s line-up.
With the convention season winding down for the year (and the dust finally settling on this year’s Festival of Fear), there’s still one more show that horror fans will want to check out before things go quiet. The Montreal Horrorfest is happening this weekend (September 12 to 14th) at Palais des congrès ( 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal ) as part of this year’s Montreal Comicon
Today, Pseudopod, the world’s largest horror podcast, will be celebrating it’s 400th episode. To commemorate this momentous occasion they’ll be gracing us with a special reading of the Nebula Award winning short story, “The Screwfly Solution.” The story, set in a world where women are being mass-murdered in the name of bringing men closer to God, was written by renowned Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Alice Hastings Bradley who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr.. A contemporary of Harlan Ellison and John W. Campbell, Bradley’s life in and of itself is a testament to modern day feminism: In her time, not only had Bradley’s narrative managed to fool most of her fellow writers and critics into believing she was a man, but she was also a Phd, an air force major, and even worked for a few years with the CIA.