Kicking off this September in Atlanta, Georgia, the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival's full schedule has been announced, including an impressive slate of diverse films and special guests such as Jen and Sylvia Soska, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Greg Nicotero.

We have the full Women in Horror Film Festival schedule below, and to learn more, be sure to visit the fest's official website.


5:30pm-7:30pm - Casual cocktail hour in the hotel bar to meet/mingle with guests

7:30pm - 8:00pm - Photos on the Dead Carpet

8:00pm-12:00am - VIP Party at the Crowne Plaza

FRIDAY SEPT 22, 2017

8am-10am - Casual breakfast for hotel guests

11am - 11:45am Stunt Demo with John Nittolo and Julienne Joyner

12pm - 1:45pm - Short Block - Thriller

Suffer (Canada) - Filip Terlecki (Writer/Director)
Caravan (Australia) - Nathan Lacey (Director), Sarah Brims (Writer)
Scratch (USA) - Emma Bell (Director), Helen Shang (Writer)
Jax in Love (California) - Colin Campbell (Director), Rakefet Abergel (Writer)
Little Lamb (Australia) - Heidi Lee Douglas (Writer/Director)
Psycho Therapy (California) - Staci Layne Wilson (Writer/Director)

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Feature

Short Cut (UK) - Prano Bailey-Bond (Director), Conrad Ford (Writer)
Murder Made Easy (California) - Dave Palamaro (Director), Tim Davis (Writer)

3:30 - 6:00pm -Non competition showcase block

October 23rd - featuring Amanda Wyss
The Peripheral - featuring Lynn Lowry
Emmy Reel American Horror Story - AFX Studio
Director Reel - featuring the work of Jen & Sylvia Soska
Acting Reel - featuring Sonya Thompson
Crepitus Trailer - featuring Chalet Brannan
The Price of Bones - Written by fest director Samantha Kolesnik and directed by fest judge Brandon Taylor
Rainy Season - Directed by fest director Vanessa Ionta Wright and Produced by Samantha Kolesnik
I Baked him a Cake - Written/Produced by Samantha Kolesnik and Directed by Vanessa Ionta Wright

6:30pm - 8:30pm Screening of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

8:30pm - 9:30pm - Nightmare Panel

9:45pm - 10:45pm - Short Block - Comedy

Girl #2 (California) - David Jeffery (Director), Kari Wahlgren (Writer)
Blood Sisters (Australia) - Caitlin Koller & Lachlan Smith(Directors), Hannah White (Writer)
Earworm (California) - Tara Price (Writer/Director)
Humbug (California) - Matt Thiesen (Director), Milly Sanders (Writer)
Blood Shed (UK) - James Moran (Director), Cat Davies (Writer)

11:00pm - 12am - After party in bar


9am-10am - Casual breakfast for hotel guests

10am - Breakout session for finalists

11am - 12:00pm workshop/panel - SFX makeup - Big Budget Looks on a shoestring budget


12pm - 1:45pm - Short Block - Horror

Undress Me (Canada) - Amelia Moses (Writer/Director)
Creatures of Whitechapel (Utah) - Jonathan Martin (Director), Rebecca Martin (Writer)
Liz Drives (Australia) - Mia'kate Russell (Writer/Director)
Let's Play Dead Girl (New Jersey) - Christian Moran (Writer/Director)
Smile (Texas) - Chelsea Robinson (Writer/Director)
From Hell She Rises (California) - Ama Lea (Director), Michael Varrati (Writer)

2:00pm-3:30pm - Feature

Marco Polo (California) - Chelsea Peters (Director), Emily Hagins (Writer)
DeadThirsty (Georgia) - Jason Winn (Director), Maggie Hickman (Writer)

3:45-4:45 - Panel - You finished your film, now what? with Jen & Sylvia Soska

5:00pm-6:45pm - Short Block - International

Nasty (UK) - Prano Bailey-Bond (Director), Anthony Fletcher (Writer)
Adam Peiper (Spain) - Monica Mateo (Writer/Director)
Jules D. (Spain) - Norma Vila (Writer/Director)
Alfred J. Hemlock (Australia) - Edward Lyons (Director), Melissa Lyons (Writer)
Childer (Ireland) - Aislinn Clarke (Writer/Director)
Squeal (UK) - Lucy Campbell (Writer/Director)

7:00pm-8:30pm - Feature

I should have run (UK) - Gabriela Staniszewska (Writer/Director)
3 (Tennessee) - Lou Simon (Writer/Director)

8:30-9:30pm - Panel - Whose Film is it anyway? with Amanda Wyss, Greg Nicotero, Jen & Sylvia Soska & More

10:00-12:00am - 2 Broke Kings with Shane Evans

SUNDAY SEPT 24, 2017

9am-10am - Casual breakfast for hotel guests

12pm - 1:30pm - Feature

Stitched (New York) - Heather Taylor (Writer/Director)
Buzzard Hollow Beef (USA) - Joshua Johnson (Director), Tara Hall (Writer)

2pm-3:30pm Short Block - Student

Juliette (Belgium) - Lora D'Addazio (Writer/Director)
Satanica (USA) - Vivienne Vaughn (Writer/Director)
Sell Your Body (New York) - Jaanelle Yee (Writer/Director)
Chasing Jenny (Indiana) - Reanna Miller (Writer/Director)
Delirium (USA) - Amanda Abicalaffe (Writer/Director)
Dead City (France) - Myriam Destephen (Director), Armand S. Dequidt (Writer)
Deadmeat (USA) - Drew Mozzarella (Director), Sabrina Grimes (Writer)

3:30pm-4:45pm - Southeast Block

Chomp (Florida) - Lynne Hansen (Writer/Director)
Cherry Bomb (Georgia) - Matt Green (Director), West Campbell (Writer)
The Tell-Tale Heart: Sisters (South Carolina) - Christine Parker (Writer/Director)
Huff and I'll Puff (Tennessee) - Jennifer Bonior & Dycee Wildman (Writer/Director)
106 White Lake (South Carolina) - Elizabeth Mears (Writer/Director)
Unbearing (North Carolina) - Aidan Weaver (Director), Jennifer Trudrung (Writer)

5:00pm-6:45pm - Feature

The Chute (USA) - Stacy Sherman (Writer/Director)
Ruin Me (California) - Preston DeFrancis (Director), Trysta Bissett & Preston DeFrancis (Writers)

7pm-9pm - Awards

9pm - After party to celebrate winners in bar

Vendors will be selling/meeting guests from 12pm-8pm daily during the fest

*Schedule is subject to change"

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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