Short Sharp Shocks: An Interview with Women Who Make Horror Shorts

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Bloody Women: Women Directors of Horror


An interview with four women directors of horror short films, this work is a chapter in Bloody Women, a work which traces changing gender dynamics in the horror film industry to explore how women have played a crucial role in defining the genre of horror understood as a scholarly discipline, cultural institution, and site of pleasure. While acknowledging that women in the industry face ongoing challenges, this book focuses on their diverse contributions as creators, consumers, and critics of horror, showing how women have been essential in shaping the goals and methods of the genre. Aimed at both scholarly and general readers, the chapters bring together the expertise of filmmakers, festival programmers, and scholars to argue that women have effected a reimagining of horror.

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