Mother knows best. Or does she? Salem Horror Fest has put together Mother’s Day Massacre which is a full line up of screenings, panels and more to celebrate (??) moms everywhere. Details are per Facebook as well as Salem Horror Fest’s newsletter.
“What is more frightening? Not being able to visit your mom in lockdown or getting trapped in the same house with her for months on end? Salem Horror Fest has curated a special live program of maternal horror so wicked even a mother could love with live screenings, three-hour block of horror shorts, and live panel discussion with Sady Doyle, Jessica Locke, Rebekah McKendry PhD and Jennifer Trudrung.
MOTHERS OF HORROR Virtual Panel
The ability of a woman to create life is indicative of her power. Therefore, it is no surprise that the role of motherhood has been the source of much horror. The transition to motherhood itself is a terrifying journey of physical, mental and emotional changes. The Horror genre is rife with tales of demon babies and unwanted abominations. Mothers are also depicted as the ultimate bringers of terror. Their fierce love or lack thereof causes them to embarking on bloody rampages, torture their children or turn them in to cold blooded killers. This panel will discuss their favorite Horror moms and how the role of Motherhood in Horror turns women in to monsters.
Presented by: Sady Doyle (Author of Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power, and Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why), Jessica Locke (Co-Owner and Manager of Salem Horror Fest. Writer, recovering film critic and co-host of an upcoming Horror podcast), Rebekah McKendry PhD (Host of Shock Waves and Nightmare University podcasts on the Fangoria network, director of Psycho Granny and All the Creatures Were Stirring, film professor at University of Southern California, former marketing director of Fangoria and editor of Blumhouse Productions) and Jennifer Trudrung (Screenwriter, actor and producer of numerous short horror films including the award winning Unbearing, The Ebbing, and Here There Be Tygers a Stephen King Dollar baby and screenwriter of the upcoming horror feature film The Bewailing)
Wicked Shorts: MOTHER’S DAY MASSACRE
Join Salem Horror Fest for a special three hour presentation of horror shorts so wicked even a mother could love.
Featured directors include:
Javier Chavanel, Tyler Chipman, Ryan Couldrey, Alex DiVincenzo, Sarah Welsh Elliott, Ethan Evans, Bryan M. Ferguson, Tamara S. Hall, Faye Jackson, Matthias Hoene, Tessa Kier, Rob Lee, Rebekah McKendry PhD, Kevin Patrick Murphy, David Saich, Brian Hermida Stubbe, Evan Sweet, Sean Toshach, David C. Valdez, Aidan Weaver
ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (1958) Virtual Screening
When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.
Directed by Nathan Hurtz, 65 minutes | Not Rated
THE WASP WOMAN (1959) Virtual Screening
A scientist develops a youth formula for a cosmetics queen from jelly taken from queen wasps, failing to anticipate the typical horrible side effects.
Directed by Roger Corman, 63 minutes | Not Rated
ZOMBI CHILD Virtual Premiere
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. 55 years later, at a Parisian boarding school, a Haitian teenager confesses an old family secret, never imagining that this strange tale will inspire her classmate to do the unthinkable.
The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama), ZOMBI CHILD is an “audacious and cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions” while “taking us on a journey that’s as intellectually demanding as it is compelling.” (Screen Daily). Watch Trailer
Directed by Bertrand Bonello, France, Haiti | French with English Subtitles, 1hr 43m | Not Rated”
These events take place on May 10, 2020 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. RSVP via the links included in the appropriate sections. Enjoy!! <3
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