There has been a long-overdue focus on women in the genre in recent years, spurred on by events like February’s Women in Horror Month and projects like the anthologies XX (appearing in this lineup) or the more recent Shevenge. With #ScaryMovieMonth just a few weeks away, it's a good time to put a spotlight on some horror movies directed by women in the hopes that we can all program a few this October. What better way to do that than with a 24 hour marathon? Thanks to Rosalie Lewis' "Ladies Behind the Lens" column and Amanda Stanke on our Facebook page for suggesting the idea.
10 am - Slumber Party Massacre (1982, dir. Amy Holden Jones)
11:30 am - The Velvet Vampire (1971, dir. Stephanie Rothman)
12:45 pm - "The Stylist" (2016, dir. Jill Gevargizian)
1 pm - XX (2017, dir. Jovana Vukovic, et. al.)
2:30 pm - Near Dark (1987, dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
4:30 pm - The Babadook (2014, dir. Jennifer Kent)
6:15 pm - "My Monster" (2018, dir. Izzy Lee)
Former podcast guest Izzy Lee's short is a comic look at relationships and what we sacrifice to be in one. Brea Grant is in it, so that's a bonus. This is a terrific short with a hell of a punchline and will make a perfect palate cleanser between what came before and what's coming next.
6:30 pm - Prevenge (2016, dir. Alice Lowe)
8 pm - Pet Sematary (1989, dir. Mary Lambert)
This year's remake helps to underscore all the things this version does well. It's a movie I've gone back and forth on over the years (seeing it shortly after having my son was a bad experience), but I have come to accept that I think it's very effective.
10 pm - The Ranger (2018, dir. Jenn Wexler)
11:30 pm - The Being (1983, dir. Jackie Kong)
1 am - American Mary (2012, dir. Jen & Sylvia Soska)
3 am - Ravenous (1999, dir. Antonia Bird)
4:50 am - "Found" (2014, dir. Rebekah McKendry)
5 am - Among Friends (2012, dir. Danielle Harris)
6:30 am - Jennifer's Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama)
8:30 am - Satanic Panic (2019, dir. Chelsea Stardust)