Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.

The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead, Zombieland).

WIHFF is proud to support and showcase female filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. When asked what prompted the launch of the festival, Vanessa said, “I think this is an opportunity to celebrate women in film and the integral role that we play both on and off the screen.” Samantha added, “As a huge fan of genre films, and as someone who really enjoys working with diverse creative teams, I'm excited to launch this festival to celebrate and honor the tremendous work being produced by talented women creatives and their colleagues."

WIHFF is offering opportunities for small business owners & artists to display and sell their work by reserving vendor space at the fest. More information can be found on the festival website at www.WIHFF.com/tickets.html

The festival will be coming to the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA September 21-24, 2017. Tickets are available at www.squareup.com/store/women-in-horror-film-fest.

WIHFF will be hosting a VIP party Thursday, September 21, 2017, for all film and screenplay finalists where they can mingle and meet each other. Press will be there to put the spotlight on the finalists and celebrity guests will be there to meet and greet the attendees. A limited amount of exclusive passes will be sold for this event so be sure to keep an eye out and join us on the red carpet!

For more information on the fest and how to get involved, please visit us online at www.WIHFF.com or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF."


Watch a New Clip from The Black Room: "THE BLACK ROOM will be opening in theaters April 28th and on VOD May 9th via Cleopatra Entertainment. The film was written and directed by cult filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky and stars Natasha Henstridge (SPECIES), Lin Shaye (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, INSIDIOUS), Dominique Swain (LOLITA, FACE/OFF) and Lukas Hassel (IN SICKNESS).

In the film, Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar."


Check Out This 4/20 Massacre Trailer: Press Release: "As long as marijuana is a hot topic both socially and politically there will be filmmakers looking to capitalize on “the green stuff”.

Of course, we’re all aware of the long history of stoner comedies from the likes of Cheech & Chong to Jay & Silent Bob- and this brand of “half-baked” humor has even crept its way into television shows like “Broad City” and “Silicon Valley”.

But until now horror hasn’t really dabbled in the “stoner sub-genre” and has been content to treat its sporadic “pot head” characters as butts of jokes and hapless victims meeting their untimely end at the hands of an axe-wielding maniac.

But all that may be changing with 4/20 MASSACRE- the new horror “stoner slasher film”- which may be the first to emerge from this rising sub-genre.

What’s the plot? A group of five women goes camping in the woods to celebrate a friend’s birthday over 4/20 weekend. But when they cross the turf of an illegal marijuana growing operation they must struggle to survive the living nightmare.

From indie writer/director Dylan Reynolds (Chain Link, Nipples & Palm Trees) and starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà Vu, The 6th Friend), Vanessa Rose Parker (Samurai Cop 2), Justine Wachsberger (Twilight Saga, Divergent), Stacey Danger (Neon Demon, Jean-Claude Van Johnson), Marissa Pistone (Cruel Will, Raze), Jim Storm (Dark Shadows, Trilogy of Terror), Mark Schroeder (Earthling Cinema, Pretty Little Liars) Jim Round, Drew Talbert and James Gregory.

4/20 MASSACRE is due out later this year- for updates and info:



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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).