The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival kicks off this September, and the full lineup features several fixtures of the horror genre that are sure to make fans want to aim their car hoods towards Atlanta, including A Nightmare on Elm Street's Heather Langenkamp (and if you purchase a ticket prior to August 30th, you'll receive an autographed photo from the ultimate dream defender).

Press Release: The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival has announced the official lineup and schedule for the 1st annual film festival to be held in Peachtree City, GA, just minutes from the heart of The Walking Dead studios and Marvel’s home away from home, Pinewood Studios Atlanta.

“We are so excited about the films being screened this year,” says festival co-director Vanessa Ionta Wright.

“What an amazing selection from around the world; filmmakers are traveling from as far as Australia and Ireland to be with us.” The official schedule can be found on their website at WIHFF is currently running a promotion for anyone who purchase a pass before August 30th, 2017.

WIHFF has some amazing special guests attending the festival including Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) Marianne Maddalena (Scream) Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jen & Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), Sonya Thompson (Zombieland), Shane Evans & Ross Childress (Collective Soul), Chalet Brannan (Crepitus), Horror Authors Mylo Carbia (The Raping of Ava DeSantis) and Meg Hafdahl (Twisted Reveries Series). WIHFF is proud to support and showcase female filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. WIHFF is still offering sponsorship opportunities for business owners. For information on how to become a sponsor, please email

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

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 VIP passes will be sold for this event so be sure to keep an eye out and join us on the DEAD CARPET!

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

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

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.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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