Love love love LA. Jen and I try to head south to California as much as we can. Living in beautiful, but often rainy Vancouver, makes the sunny state just even sweeter.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the LA premiere screening of 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk' to take place at this year's 'Bleedfest'. 'Bleedfest' is a film festival created by Elisabeth Fies -- a fellow filmmaker and activist -- who is keeping the spirit of 'Women in Horror' month strong all year long. Elisabeth's new film, 'The Commune', looks sick by the by. But I'm the kind of gal who is a sucker for coming of age, psychotic new-age cult thrillers that fuck up your head. Who isn't?
'Bleedfest' will be take place Sunday July 18th at the Two Roads Theater in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles. It will be playing as an adjunct to Pretty/Scary's 'Viscera Festival' on July 17th, which will feature horror shorts by women -- even a little Dead Hooker for you, boys and girls. Speaking of which, it was Pretty/Scary's Heidi Martinuzzi that first introduced Hooker to Elisabeth during WiH month which was beyond rad.
For those of you who aren't familiar with her work, Heidi is the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Pretty/Scary -- the web community devoted to the study of women in horror. You can see her sharp intellect and smart writing everywhere from numerous online and print entertainment magazines like Film Threat, CFQ, Femme Fatales, Zink, Bloody-Disgusting.com, Dark Side, ShockTillYouDrop.com, Hustler, Fangoria, and About.com. She is also on the nomination committee for the Scream Awards. Currently, she is directing and producing a documentary about women who are married to horror filmmakers titled 'Brides of Horror'. Last time we were in town we missed meeting Miss Martinuzzi, this time we get to hang.
There looks to be a weekend long cool selection of features and shorts from female horror filmmakers from all over lined up, so come on down. See the indies, support the artists, meet some rad film folks. Looking very forward to this event -- this will be the first time we see the new cut of Hooker play in front of an audience, so if you can make it down, we would dig to see how you dig the film!
Jen and Sylv