"Jennifer’s Bodies is a roving annual festival of female-helmed horror movies and part of Women In Horror Recognition Month, an international assortment of affiliated events organised partly to highlight just how much women can and do contribute to the genre outwith the typically accepted factors of tits, ass and mezzosoprano screaming." Starburst Magazine

Monday, 16 January 2017

Jennifer's Bodies 2017 - Event/Venue Details


This year's festival shall feature a mixture of feature/shorts as well as a Women in Horror panel which should be a blast!  If you are a woman working in horror/have done horror work before and would like to be involved in the panel, I would love to hear from you.  Just drop me an email at jennifersbodies@gmail.com and I shall get back to you asap.  :)  

Sunday 19th February  
Blackfriars 
36 Bell Street
G1 1LG

4pm-11pm

Tickets - £5 on the door but will be available to buy online beforehand for £4. 

Full line-up and guest list shall be announced on 31st January with announcements also as they come in.  



Jennifer's Bodies 2017 - Event and Submission Details!


Greetings horror darlings!  So it's that time of year again and Women in Horror Month is soon to be upon us.  This year Jennifer's Bodies shall be hosted in Glasgow at Blackfriars, a wicked little venue that is the perfect setting for all things horror.  I was actually there for the Glasgow Horror Festival in October and it was ace!

Sooooo, submissions....

Your feature film/short MUST be either directed, produced or written by a woman.  
  • All submissions must obviously be horror (doh!), be it psychological, zombie, ghost, revenge, slasher...as long as it is horror~ific...and if you're not sure, by all means, please do get in touch!  I also love haunting sad films that ooze melancholy and many of these can still be deemed horror of sorts.  It's all subjective to our own personal ideas I guess.  :)  
  • For submissions of shorts and features, if you could email me links to a private Vimeo/YouTube account with the password for me to view.  If I then accept your submission for this year's festival, I will require a high-quality downloadable copy.   
  • Once you have been accepted into Jennifer's Bodies 2017, if you have any campaign materials then please to bung them in the post to me.  :) 
  • There is no charge for submissions. 
  • I will consider a feature/short that is not directed by a woman IF it is both written and produced by a woman and has a strong female lead performance.
  • Every year I screen a film directed by a MAN that has basically taken on board all of the principles of Women in Horror Month.  Such as Jose Pedro Lopes and Jeremiah Kipp; both previously screened at Jennifer's Bodies, due to their strong female empowered films.  If you are a woman and you feel that you know a guy who embodies everything that we stand for, get them to drop me a line.  
  • All submissions are due by January 24th 2017 and a full line-up shall be posted on January 31st 2017.     
Email for submissions and more information - jennifersbodies@gmail.com

Details to include -
  • Name
  • Website/Facebook Page/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/Pinterest etc.
  • A Small Bio About Yourself
  • Short Description of Submission
  • Links to YouTube/Vimeo (other private video site) with password
  • Details of any awards won
  • Trailer
  • Poster


Event details -
Sunday 19th February
4-11pm
Blackfriars
36 Bell Street
Glasgow 
G1 1LG

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Women Crush Wednesday - Happy Birthday to the Most Bad Ass Jennifer EVER....Camille Keaton!


When it comes to my favourite Jennifer's in horror....Jennifer Hills, played by Camille Keaton is the absolute most biggest bad ass ever!!!!

One year before I was born, in 1978, Camille was literally stripped bare, both physically and emotionally in Meir Zarchi's I Spit on Your Grave, otherwise known as Day of the Women....one of the most incredible original feminist films ever!


I Spit on Your Grave is a fucked up film....no doubt.  The rape is one of the most brutal things ever committed to celluloid.  Jennifer Hills however....she became a spokeswoman for women though.  I fucking love her!!  Just like the Frank Castle, the world needs more Jennifer Hills!!  


With the impending release of I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, I am so excited to see the return of Jennifer Hills with Meir Zarchi at the helm.  :)

Oooh, other notable recent credits....The Butterfly Room which was a total Women in Horror lovefest of a film, and NEEDS to be seen.  I am genuinely proud to own this film due to the incredible calibre of some of my favourite women in horror. 


 I am totally thinking the same thing about the remake of one of my most beloved films (and Mulder's!!), Plan 9 from Outer Space.  I have yet to see Plan 9, but I seriously hope it is a wee bitty rad!  I have noticed quite a few of my women in horror in it, and ladies I totally think get the quirkyness of the original!!!  


Today I wish this lovely, talented, incredible women a Happy Birthday! Stay super awesome Camille! And keep on being a bad ass woman in horror!!!! :)


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Jennifer's Bodies 2016 - Official Selection - Jane Clark's Crazy Bitches!


I am super fucking psyched to be screening Jane Clark's award winning Crazy Bitches at Jennifer's Bodies this year.  This film is absolutely quality and I swear to God (aka Chris Carter, hahahaha!!) that the memes she shares on the Crazy Bitches FB give me a meme for every day and every situation!!  Haha. :)

But yay, what I love about this, is that we all know some fucking crazy bitches......hell, my sisters and I alone are crazy bitches, haha.  I love how this takes these total crazy bitch habits and totally embellishes on them for fun entertaining value.  Although again....my sisters...I dunno....you could totally get away with just them being them and it would still be entertaining!!!  Hahahaha.

This is basically if Mean Girls meets Clueless, meets Jawbreaker, meets Scream.  And it is fucking EPIC!!! :)   A Cooper sister film to the max yo! ;) 


Director Jane Clark is an absolute fucking superstar and truly inspirational woman in film and I absolutely recommend watching the interview below with her, she's totally ace!!   


For more information, check out the Crazy Bitches Official Website HERE and the Official Facebook HERE.  :)

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Happy Fucking Women in Horror Month Bitches!!!

Once again, it is that gloriously gore~geous time of year....Women in Horror Recognition Month!

So with that said, I bring you Jen and Sylvia Soska's Annual Blood Drive PSA and it is fucking ACE!!!!



Extra kudos definitely goes to Gigi and Tristan.  I am pretty sure that anyone who I have ever worked with will pick out you two directly, hahahahahaha.  


And Jen and Sylv, that was fucking hysterical!!!  So much good shit here.  But don't just believe me....go check it out for yourself and see which shorts of depravity appeal most to your fucked up senses!! ;) xoxoxoxox

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Jennifer's Bodies 2016 - Official Selection - Hannah Luyten's Snowed In.


So earlier on today I watched Snowed In, a horror short from a young girl from Oregon (total X Files country, haha!!) called Hannah Luyten.

What I proceeded to witness would have been a total coup for a director of ANY age.  So for this to be the  senior High School project of an 18 year old, and the fact that it kinda totally creeped me out (YEAH....ME!!)...well, that was worth a total mention and introduction in itself!!


Hell....there was a moment where the super spooky atmosphere and piercing scream even woke up my darling little Beagle~toes who was busy snoring away beside me.  :)

I'm not quite sure what spooked me out the most about this freaky deaky wee short....possibly the score.  Or perhaps the photography.  Whatever it was, it most definitely got under my skin and I cannot wait to infect other people with this wee gem!!

Anyhoo, I assure you there will be more details to come...I just couldn't resist my geeky announcement.  :) xo

Jennifer's Bodies 2016 - Official Selection - Gina Lee Ronhovde's Boudoir Starring Deneen Melody and Dominique Swain!


It is with immense fucking pleasure that I bring to you the first short selection of Jennifer's Bodies 2016 - Gina Lee Ronhovde's gore~geously filmed headfuck that is Boudoir.  

Starring previous Jennifer's Bodies featured chickaroo Deneen Melody, as well as Dominique Swain; the award-winning Boudoir is most certainly a film that everyone needs to see!


At its core, this twisted little gem is pure psychological horror at its best.  This is a girl after my own heart when it comes to inspiration.  This is basically like if Chris Carter and David Lynch went all Junior on our asses and had a baby!!  Haha.  Even just watching the trailer I was thinking "FUCK...I NEED to screen this at Jennifer's Bodies!!".  


This film is stunning both on this inside....and out.  Throughout the film I kept thinking about how beautifully it was shot...and then it ended and I saw that Frozen's director of photography Will Barrett was the cinematographer.  It all just made perfect sense after that.  That boy is so fucking talented and has such a beautiful eye for detail.  

Boudoir on the inside could be interpreted in so many ways, but without wanting to give spoilers away, I guess the best way to describe it is as a film of self-acceptance.  For better or worse. :)


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